In 2021 TS Bank partnered with The 712 Initiative in Council Bluffs, collaborating with thought leaders, nonprofit organizations and community members to help local neighborhoods with a program called AMP for Neighborhoods. AMP was created to focus on direct homeowner projects, neighborhood block initiatives and opportunities with down payment assistance.
Applicants applied via a PDF application. Recipients in the Council Bluffs area were awarded a grand total of $253,887.04 in prize money for their particular project. All applications were due August 15, 2021. In 2022, the Council Bluffs program will work to finish ongoing 2021 projects and thanks to a generous anonymous donor, the program will continue for 2022. Applications for 2022 close on June 30, 2022. To apply or nominate a neighbor, you can do so here or at the button below.
Following the initial announcement of AMP, The 712 Initiative received an anonymous $100,000 donation specially for the program, which boosted the funds available to $105,000. As the program gained momentum, the Council Bluffs Housing Trust Fund donated $24,887.04 and the anonymous donor gifted an additional $100,000 bringing the grand total to $253,887.04. Read the latest press release announcing the winners and projects here.
Thank you to our Council Bluffs 2021 AMP for Neighborhoods sponsors!
2021 AMP Official Rules and Regulations for Council Bluffs 1. AMP is hosted by The 712 Initiative and sponsored by TS Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, 15 E Main St., Treynor IA, 51575. AMP is open to the legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years of age (“Entrant”). Entrant or nominee must be the homeowner. 2. No purchase or donation is necessary in order to enter or win. Applications may be sent via email or hand-delivery to TS Bank in Council Bluffs. 3. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries. Multiple winners may be selected. 4. The winner(s) will be awarded a prize of up to $5,000. Winnings will be paid out directly to a contractor, for the awarded amount only, upon receipt of invoice, if applicable. If no contractor is needed, winnings will be paid out in the form of a check directly to the applicant. 5. Projects such as splash pads, new parks or bike trails will not be considered for AMP. Projects such as a new front door, yard clean up, new siding, shingle replacement, sidewalk repair, etc. are examples of ideal projects. 6. The event is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Any and all federal, state, and local taxes and fees on prizes, including, but not limited to, cash prizes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. 7. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries. 8. In order to participate entrants must sign the agreement. 9. Employees, officers, directors, and any immediate family members, of The 712 Initiative or TS Bank and its affiliates, are not eligible to participate. 10. All decisions and interpretations of rules, regulations, and final determination of winners shall be made by TS Bank, The 712 Initiative and selection committee.