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Disaster Assistance

When the Governor releases a proclamation of disaster activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program, it activates the Community Action Agencies serving the disaster-affected county(ies) to provide Disaster Case Assistance Programs. 

Current disaster proclamations: click here
Application for Disaster Assistance -  click here
Alert Iowa Statewide Messaging System: Alert Iowa is a statewide mass notification and emergency messaging system used by state and local authorities to quickly disseminate emergency information to residents in counties that utilize the system, and is completely FREE! Click here to get signed up.

The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) offers grants to families whose household’s annual income is at 200% or less of the federal poverty level.  Each qualifying household may receive up to $5,000.00. To learn more, click here.

The IIAGP is activated when the Governor issues a disaster proclamation turning on IIAGP for the affected counties in the disaster declaration.

Contact your local Outreach office for help or
For more information on Disaster Assistance visit the Iowa Community Action Association website:


Disaster Case Advocacy includes time-limited services to eligible households to develop and carry out a Disaster Recovery Plan, providing guidance, advice, and referral in obtaining a service, or assisting in obtaining resources from various providers that address a serious need essential to the Household to prevent, mitigate, or overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse condition.

Disaster Case Advocacy serves as a primary point of contact, assisting the household in coordinating necessary services and resources to address the client’s complex disaster recovery needs in order to re-establish normalcy. Disaster Case Managers rely on the client to play an active or lead role in their recovery.

Learn more about disaster assistance at Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Individual Disaster Assistance Programs

Disaster Event and Date Proclamation
IIAGP 45 days IDCM 180 days Governor Declared Counties


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