Invest DSM staff works to make the process as simple and as collaborative as possible.
As long as you meet the initial requirements for applying, Invest DSM funds come with no strings attached. There are no income restrictions or credit requirements. As a 501(c)3, we are not beholden to private developers, funders, or shareholders. Our independent financial support allows us to focus on you, not on fundraising.
How to apply
After you’ve verified your eligibility and selected your program, you can get started on the application process. Make sure to review all the steps thoroughly before you begin!
Our reimbursement process is highly flexible, based on your schedule and preferences. You can choose to receive one check after all the work is complete, or break it up into multiple payments (maximum of three) as different aspects of the project are finished.
- After you’ve completed each project component and paid your contractor(s), submit a reimbursement request form — along with photos of the work and receipts and invoices for eligible expenses.
- We’ll review the reimbursement paperwork and contact you with questions.
- For certain programs, we’ll complete an inspection before approval.
- After we’ve approved the reimbursement request, you’ll get your check in the mail.
The reimbursement process may take up to six weeks, but participants usually receive their check a week or two after submitting the form.