Funding Available for Low-Income Flood Victims

Funding is still available for low-income flood victims in Buchanan, Dubuque, Clayton and Fayette counties.

The governor and other members of the State Executive Council have voted to set aside up to 450-thousand dollars to help low-income Iowans recover from flooding that struck 12 counties this month.

Amy McCoy, a spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Human Services, says eligible Iowans can get grants of up to five-thousand dollars through one state program.

The Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program was created after the floods of 2008.  Families with a yearly household income that’s at 200 percent of the federal poverty level or below that are eligible, but must file an application within 45 days of the disaster.

And there’s another state program that can help, too. The Iowa Disaster Case Management Program was launched last November and it helps low-income Iowans come up with a disaster recovery plan.


(story courtesy of Radio Iowa)