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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 Management services. 

Current disaster proclamations: click here
Application for Disaster Assistance -  click here

Iowa Department of Human Services, Request for Replacement of Spoiled Food Form
Anyone receiving Food Assistance (SNAP) from DHS who has food spoiled due to power outages from 12/15 storm/tornadoes will need to fill out the Request of Spoiled Food form and submit it to their local DHS office. DHS mus receive the application 10 days from the date that the food loss was discovered. Additionally, the power outage must have been for at least 4 hours for refrigerated items and 24 to 48 hours for frozen items.

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 view eligible items, see the IIAGP/IDCM Rules.

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 Management 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 Managers serve 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.


Current Disaster Proclamations - Release: Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for five counties (Greene County)

Disaster Event and Date Proclamation
IIAGP 45 days IDCM 180 days Governor Declared Counties
6-14-2022 6-16-2022 7/29/2022 12/12/2022 Greene County


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