Governor Terry Branstad today issued a disaster proclamation activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for five counties in eastern Iowa in the wake of recent storms and flooding. Counties included in the proclamation are Cedar, Johnson, Mahaska, Scott, and Washington.
The storms began April 17 and dropped heavy rains and led to flooding that caused significant damage to private property. The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,060, for a family of three.
Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery.
The grant application and instructions are available at the “Disaster Assistance” link on the Iowa Department of Human Services website at: www.dhs.iowa.gov
Applications must be received within 45 days.