Sieda Community Action is accepting applications for the Iowa Individual Assistant Grant Program (IIAG) for Appanoose, Davis, Mahaska, and Wapello Counties. With the Governor’s disaster declaration, low-income residents are eligible for up to $5,000 to address issues resulting from the recent flooding. The IIAG helps households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.
Disaster Case Management is a program to address serious needs to overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse condition. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice, and referral to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program; it closes 180 days from the date of the governor’s proclamation. For information on the Disaster Case Management Program, contact your local community action association or visit www.iowacommunityaction.org.
To begin the application process, contact Sieda Community Action at 800-622-8340 or:
Sieda Appanoose County Neighborhood Resource Center
111 N Main Street
Centerville, Iowa 52544
Sieda Davis County Neighborhood Resource Center
203 S. Madison Street
Bloomfield, Iowa 52537
Sieda Mahaska County Neighborhood Resource Center
114 North Market
Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577
Sieda Wapello County Neighborhood Resource Center
725 W. Second Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501