DISASTER ASSISTANCE

IOWA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM

When the Governor releases a disaster proclamation following severe weather activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program,
NEICAC is activated to provide Disaster Case Management services .

Current Disaster Proclamation Issued by Governor Reynolds

Governor Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Wednesday, May 22, 2024, for Fayette County in response to severe weather that occurred on May 20th. The governor’s proclamation activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) and the Iowa Disaster Case Advocacy program for the county.

Individuals suffering loss of personal property or structural damage to their personal residence due to the severe weather may be eligible for assistance from the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP). IIAGP may provide up to $5,000 of assistance, reimbursement and/or vendor voucher, for covered items. The final day to apply is July 8, 2024.

HOUSEHOLDS MAY BE ELIGIBLE IF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:

  • Household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • Household members are citizens or legally residing in the United Staes
  • Household’s primary & occupied residence is in the county indicated in the disaster proclamation.
  • The household has disaster related needs not fully covered by insurance and not met by another assistance program.

APPLY NOW USING ONE OF THESE METHODS

  • Apply by mail or email. Download and complete the IIAGP Application and email completed application to [email protected]. Applications can also be mailed to the local Family Services Office in your County.
  • Apply in person by self-scheduling an appointment by clicking on our online booking engine.
  • Apply online at Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management

You will need the following items to submit with your application:

  • Copy of lease, if renting
  • Photo identification (for all adults in the household)
  • Proof of legal residency in the U.S. (license, birth certificate, passport, green card, social security card, etc.)
  • Proof of income (pay stubs, W-2, tax return, social security, retirement income, etc.)
  • Insurance documentation
  • Photos of damages
  • If requesting assistance with vehicle repair, proof of vehicle registration and insurance (liability as a minimum)
   THE FINAL DAY TO APPLY IS JULY 8, 2024.

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 customers to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance and referrals. There is 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. For more information, contact your local Family Services Office.

Additionally, residents of Fayette County who have been impacted by the recent severe weather are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained. Damage to property, roads, utilities, and other severe weather-related information may be reported to the Fayette County Emergency Management Office by phone: 563-412-9200 or email: [email protected].

 

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