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Disaster Assistance Available

posted on 5/31/24

Governor Kim Reynolds authorized a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for 15 counties in response to severe weather that occurred on May 21. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program. Adams County is one of the counties eligible for this assistance.

Individuals suffering losses of personal property or having structural damage to their personal residence that reside in Adams County may contact MATURA Adams County Outreach Center at 641-322-4096.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) may provide up to $5,000 of assistance, reimbursement and/or vendor voucher, for covered items to households at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Application must be made through your local community action office. You may be eligible for repair or replacement of items damaged by storms/flooding. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of proclamation to submit a claim.

The Iowa Disaster Case Advocacy (IDCA) program is to address serious needs to overcome disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse conditions.  Disaster case advocates work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance and referrals. There are no income eligibility requirement for Disaster Case Advocacy and there is no direct financial assistance provided by Disaster Case Advocacy.  Disaster Case Advocacy closes 180 days from the disaster proclamation.

Additionally, individuals affected by the storms/flooding are encouraged to report their damage/losses to their county Emergency Management office.

For more information on disaster assistance programs:

https://homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/disasters/individual-disaster-assistance-programs

https://homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/disasters/assistance-individuals-agricultural-producers-nonprofits

https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/index

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