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 .

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) offers up to $5,000 in grants to eligible households whose annual income as at 200% or less of the federal poverty level. Items covered by the grant qualify underfour categories: temporary housing, food assistance, personal property, and home repair. Supporting documentation and original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursements for actual expenses related to the disasterdeclaration to submit a claim.

The IIAGP is activated when the Governor issues a disaster proclamation, turning on IIAGP for the affected counties. Applicants have 45 days from the date of the Governor’s proclamation to apply for the grant.

The Disaster Case Advocacy (DCA) 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.

Currently, there are no disaster proclamations for the NEICAC service area.


Agency Appreciations

“Thank you for your fabulous work with the Decorah community & surrounding areas. All of you truly embody the spirit of hope & change people’s lives to not only help themselves but to encourage & help those around them. At a time when our country needs love & compassion, you & your staff deserve a well-deserved BRAVO.”
Rachel Buresh
KD Rae Jewelry


Embrace Iowa

“Embrace Iowa helped our family be getting us a stove. The stove we had was hazardous. When we would cook on it, it would stink the whole house up. Also, it leaked underneath the stove. That stove was so small that my two year old son could see inside the pan without standing on anything. Now, with our new stove we can cook without smelling anything or without cleaning up a leaky mess. Thanks so much for our new stove. We really appreciated it.”
Fayette County Resident


Dynamic Partnerships

“St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School have been pleased to be working with NEICAC. They have been a wonderful partner and resource for those individuals and families in our communities who are in need of support and assistance. We have been able to assist this organization with money for utilities, shelter, transportation, food, and other help. They also provide for emergency medical and dental services as well as mental health services for those who do not have the means to access those services on their own. St Paul’s considers the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corportation to be a vital part of our community.”
Ron Zell - Director or Administration, St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School


EARL Public Transit

“The reason I choose EARL is that the Drivers are Nice and that I want to Ride the transit because I like to see new faces every time I ride. They help me get around to where I need to go. I get along with the Transit Drivers and the passengers.”

NEICAC EARL Public Transit Rider
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