DES MOINES, Iowa — Households in Jasper County experiencing losses of personal property or having structural damage to their personal residence as a result of recent severe weather may apply for assistance. Jasper county residents may apply for assistance by contacting IMPACT Community Action Partnership by website, email or telephone:
Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation May 8, 2023 for five counties in response to severe weather. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Benton, Iowa, Jasper, Muscatine and Poweshiek.
In addition, the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for those counties. The IIAGP provides grants of up to $5,000 for eligible 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. Households only have 45 days from the time the proclamation of disaster was issued to complete the application.
The Disaster Case Management Program (IDCM) 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. The program closes 180 days from the date of the governor’s proclamation.
IMPACT Community Action Partnership’s mission is to reduce the barriers and burdens that families in poverty experience by increasing access to essential needs. IMPACT serves over 55,000 individuals annually in five Central Iowa counties: Boone, Jasper, Marion, Polk and Warren. IMPACT collaborates with more than 483 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. IMPACT is one of 1,000 nationwide and 16 statewide community action agencies.
For Release: May 10, 2023
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