Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program

Press Release – For Immediate Release to ALL media

POC: David Boss, NEICAC, 563-387-4925 OR Karen Henry, NEICAC, 563-387-4924

Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (Disaster Funds)
for Storm Affected Residents of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek Counties

On July 20th Gov. Reynolds declared Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties as disaster areas and included the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAP) as a part of that declaration. Residents of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties affected by the July 19, 2017 storms may be eligible to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAP) to help cover losses and damages experienced due to the severe storms. To qualify, households must be located within the disaster declaration area, and must meet income guidelines. Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) administers the program in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties.

The program provides up to a maximum of $5,000 per household to cover home repairs (including debris removal), temporary housing, and losses of personal property.

Households must have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline as shown below:

# in Household Maximum gross yearly income
1 $24,120
2 $32,480
3 $40,840
4 $49,200
5 $57,560

For each additional household member add $8,360

The eligibility process established for this program is complex and the types of assistance are limited. Affected residents who may benefit from this assistance are encouraged to contact their local Northeast Iowa Community Action office to determine eligibility for the assistance and if eligible to begin the application process

The office locations are:

ALLAMAKEE – (During the week of July 24-28 contact David Boss at (563) 387-4925 OR Karen Henry at (563) 387-4924)
After July 28th contact the office in Waukon (563) 568-4224 or the office in Postville (563) 864-3363 (Postville office is only open on Thursday and Friday)

CLAYTON – Elkader (563) 245-2452.

FAYETTE – West Union (563) 422-3354 (During the week of July 24-28 contacted David Boss at (563) 387-4925 OR Karen Henry at (563) 387-4924)
After July 28th contact the West Union office – the office is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Oelwein (319) 283-2510

WINNESHIEK – Decorah (563) 387-4958

Office hours will vary so please call your local office in advance to make sure of hours.

Applications will be accepted through September 6, 2017 unless funds are all expended prior to that date.

For more information contact the NEICAC’s David Boss at 563-382-8436 Ext. 117 OR Karen Henry at 563-382-8436 Ext.116.

David P. Boss, CCAP
Director of Community Outreach & Development
General Relief/General Assistance Director for
Winneshiek, Fayette, Howard and Chickasaw Counties
Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC)
305 Montgomery – PO Box 487
Decorah, IA 52101

Office: (563) 382-8436 Ext. 117
FAX: (563) 382-9854

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