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Press Announcement: Disaster assistance for Boone county households

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2022 MEDIA CONTACTS Jen Heithoff, Chief Program Officer, disaster@impactcap.org Mary Greving, Local Coordinator, disaster@impactcap.org


IMPACT Community Action Partnership accepting disaster assistance applications from residents in Boone County


(DES MOINES, Iowa) Households in Boone 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. Boone County residents may apply for assistance by contacting IMPACT Community Action Partnership by email or telephone:

Gov. Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Tuesday, May 31, 2022 for six 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 Boone county (IMPACT’s service area), Des Moines county (does not include the city of Des Moines), Hamilton county, Ida county, Lyon county and Webster county. Households suffering losses of personal property or having structural damage to their personal residence may contact the local “community action” office located in their county.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) may provide up to $5,000 of assistance, reimbursement and/or vendor voucher, for covered items to households at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Application must be made through your local community action office. You may be eligible for repair or replacement of items damaged by storms/flooding. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of proclamation to submit a claim.

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.


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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. IMPACT is one of 16 community action agencies in Iowa, and part of the nationwide network of 1,000 community action agencies.



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