Northeast Iowa Disaster Updates – Summer 2017

pic_disasterJuly 2017 Severe Storms Update

Severe storms in July have left many communities with significant wind damage and/or flooding.  Catholic Charities has been praying for all who have been impacted, whether directly or indirectly, and we have some information that may be helpful to you as you recover.

Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program

As a result of the severe weather that has impacted Iowa in July 2017, Governor Reynolds has activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Program (IIAGP program) for certain counties in Iowa.  This program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $40,320, 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. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the disaster proclamation to apply.

Disaster Case Management

Additionally, Disaster Case Management is also available to support individuals and families as they get back on their feet. There are no income eligibility requirements for case management, and it is available to all who have been impacted.  

In the Archdiocese of Dubuque these programs are available for the following counties: Allamakee, Bremer, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Clayton, Dubuque, Fayette, Floyd and Winneshiek.

More information about the grants and the counties eligible for this assistance can be found here.  Those who have been impacted by the recent storms and are seeking assistance should contact their local Community Action Association for assistance.  A listing of local Community Action Associations can be found here.

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