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Disaster Proclamation Issued for Fayette County

Governor Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation for Fayette County and five other counties in the state following Tuesday’s severe weather.

The disaster proclamation for Fayette, Allamakee, Cass, Des Moines, Henry, and Lee counties activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Advocacy Program for those counties.   

Fayette County Emergency Management Director Lisa Roberts says they are still working to assess the damage in Fayette County, so the extent of damage is not yet known.

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 Homeland Security and Emergency Management website at homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/assistance. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.   

The Disaster Case Advocacy Program addresses serious needs related to disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions. Disaster case advocates work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice, and referrals 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. For information on the Disaster Case Advocacy Program, contact your local community action association or visit iowacommunityaction.org


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