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IMPACT accepting applications for disaster assistance in Jasper, Polk and Warren counties

Updated: Apr 22

*New applications not accepted as of April 21, 2022*


PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 9, 2022


MEDIA CONTACTS


Jen Heithoff, Chief Program Officer

disaster@impactcap.org


Jenna Warming, Systems Coordinator

disaster@impactcap.org


IMPACT Community Action Partnership accepting applications for disaster assistance for residents in Jasper, Polk and Warren counties

(DES MOINES, Iowa) Households in Jasper, Polk and Warren counties experiencing losses of personal property or having structural damage to their personal residence as a result of severe weather on March 5, 2022 may apply for assistance by calling IMPACT at 515-518-4770 or emailing IMPACT at disaster@impactcap.org.


Gov. Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Monday, March 7, 2022 for nine counties in response to severe weather on March 5. Three of the counties in the governor’s proclamation are in the IMPACT service area: Jasper, Polk and Warren. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Adair, Benton, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Polk, Tama, Warren and Wayne counties. Individuals suffering losses of personal property or having structural damage to their personal residence may contact the local “community action” office located in their county.


In addition, the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for the aforementioned nine counties, as well as Madison County. 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 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 at https://dhs.iowa.gov/disaster-assistance-programs. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.


The Disaster Case Management Program addresses serious needs related to disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions. 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.

 

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*New applications not accepted as of April 21, 2022*


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IMPACT Community Action Partnership’s mission is reducing the barriers and burdens that families in poverty experience by increasing access to essential needs. IMPACT serves over 46,000 individuals annually in five Central Iowa counties: Boone, Jasper, Marion, Polk, and Warren. IMPACT collaborates with more than 400 community partners to deliver the following essential services: housing assistance, energy assistance, food and hygiene products assistance, and local community-based assistance including disaster assistance.




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