Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for a number of counties in response to heavy rains, hail, straight-line winds, tornadoes, widespread flooding, and flash flooding beginning May 17 and continuing. With the Governor’s disaster declaration, low-income residents in Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties are eligible for up to $5,000 to address issues resulting from the recent flooding through the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant program (IIAG) and with the Disaster Case Management Program. 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. Sieda Community Action is accepting applications for the Iowa Individual Assistant Grant Program (IIAG) for Appanoose, Davis, Van Buren, and Wapello Counties. 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 Sieda 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 (proclamation Date May 31, 2019)
111 N Main Street
Centerville, Iowa 52544
Sieda Davis County Neighborhood Resource Center (proclamation Date May 31, 2019)
203 S. Madison Street
Bloomfield, Iowa 52537
Sieda Wapello County Resource Center (proclamation Date May 29, 2019)
725 W. Second Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Sieda Van Buren County Resource Center (proclamation Date May 30, 2019)
902 4th Street
Keosauqua, Iowa 52565