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Disaster Assistance

When the Governor of Iowa declares a disaster emergency in one of IMPACT’s counties, we open the Iowa Individual Disaster Program and Individual Disaster Case Advocacy. Individuals impacted by natural disasters (flooding or severe weather like wind storms and tornadoes) may be eligible for financial assistance to replace or repair damaged property. Case advocacy is available for individuals requiring resource navigation for outstanding needs.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of personal property 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 Homeland Security and Emergency Management website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the governor's proclamation to submit a claim. 


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 this program; it closes 180 days from the date of the governor’s proclamation.

For more information, contact disaster@impactcap.org or 515-348-8555.

Boone County

Boone County

0 Active Declarations

Jasper County

1 Active Declaration

1. On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Jasper County, Iowa ffor areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes on May 21st, 2024. The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program is now open for application through the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) website. Must apply by July 5, 2024.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY     

Marion County

2 Active Declarations

1. On Wednesday, May 8, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Marion County, Iowa for areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes on May 6th, 2024. The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program is now open for application through the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) website. Must apply by June 24, 2024.

2. On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Marion County, Iowa for areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes on May 21st, 2024. The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program is now open for application through the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) website. Must apply by July 5, 2024.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY     

Polk County

2 Active Declarations

1. On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Polk County, Iowa, and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes from April 26 to April 27, 2024. With this declaration, the FEMA disaster assistance application has been opened. Must apply with FEMA by July 16th, 2024.

2. On Friday, May 24, 2024, President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in Polk County, Iowa, and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes from May 21, 2024. With this declaration, the FEMA disaster assistance application has been opened. Must apply with FEMA by July 23rd, 2024.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR FEMA     

When FEMA assistance is activated, all Iowa Individual Assistance Grants must stop. If you have already applied for disaster grant assistance through Iowa HSEMD and IMPACT, our case advocates will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

 

Please note, the Disaster Case Advocacy program remains available during a FEMA activation. If you are interested in working closely with an IMPACT Disaster Case Advocate on your recovery or you have any questions, please email disaster@impactcap.org or call 515-348-8555.

Warren County

1 Active Declaration

1. On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Warren County, Iowa for areas affected by severe storms and tornadoes on May 21st, 2024. The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and Disaster Case Advocacy Program is now open for application through the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) website. Must apply by July 5, 2024.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY     

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