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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 assistance -  click here
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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.

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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

Disaster Event and Date Proclamation Date IIAGP 45 days IIAGP 120 days IIAGP 180 days Governor Declared Counties
7/14/2021 7/16/2021 8/30/21 11/15/21 1/12/2022 Calhoun
7/14/2021 7/16/2021 8/30/21 11/15/21 1/12/2022 Sac


2021 Proclamations

July 16, 2021 Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 10 counties (Calhoun County included)

July 16, 2021 Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for 10 counties (Sac County included)

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