Disaster Proclamation Issued for a Couple of Area Counties

Governor Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for 15 counties in response to severe weather that occurred on Tuesday.

The proclamation is for counties including Clay and Palo Alto. The proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of the severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program in the affected counties.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to five thousand dollars for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses.

The Disaster Case Advocacy Program addresses serious needs related to disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions. Disaster case advocates work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice, and referrals to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for the program, and it closes 180 days from the date of the governor’s proclamation. Contact your local community action agency for more information.


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