Governor Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation for Jasper County in Response to Severe Weather
10 May 2023
Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Jasper County, along with several other counties, in response to severe weather that occurred on May 7. This proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Management Program for residents in those counties.
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 Health and Human Services website at hhs.iowa.gov/disaster-assistance-programs. Potential applicants have 45 days from the proclamation date to submit a claim.
The Disaster Case Management Program addresses serious needs connected 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.
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