Timely and relevant information regarding disaster preparedness and safety measures.
Catholic Charities serves as a resource for parish communities in times of disaster preparedness as well as recovery. While not considered a first responder, Catholic Charities assists parishes to connect with state and community wide resources in times of disaster.
There are currently SEVERAL counties in Iowa that have been affected by storms and flooding that Governor Reynolds has issued a Disaster Proclamation.
The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) offers grants to families whose household’s annual income is at 200% or less of the federal poverty level. Each qualifying household MAY receive up to $5,000.00. The IIAGP is activated when the Governor issues a disaster proclamation turning on IIAGP for the affected counties. To see the list of counties eligible for this assistance, in addition to application deadlines and the application forms, please click here.
The grant application may also be downloaded by clicking here Iowa Disaster Assistance Application. Applications can be turned in to a local Community Action Agency, go to www.iowacommunityaction.org to find your local agency.
Additional resources available here:
- Questions & Answers For Undocumented Immigrants About FEMA Assistance
- Resources for Families and Parish Disaster Coordinators
For more information, please contact Stacy Martin, Community Outreach Director, firstname.lastname@example.org