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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.

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, click here State of Iowa Governor Disaster Proclamations .

For the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant application deadlines and the application forms, please click  here

Disaster Case Management is a time limited resource and process that involves a partnership between a disaster case manager and a household impacted by a disaster to develop and carry out a Disaster Recovery Plan.  This partnership provides the client with a single point of contact to facilitate access to a broad range of resources, promoting sustainable assistance for individual’s and a household’s recovery.  These services are client focused, and provided in a manner consistent with standards for trauma-informed practice in human services. Contact your local Community Action Agency at www.iowacommunityaction.org to find your local agency.

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For more information, please contact Stacy Sherman, Community Outreach Director, s.sherman@dbqarch.org