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    Grants and disaster case management for Muscatine County

    Community Action of Eastern Iowa
    Community Action of Eastern Iowahttps://www.caeiowa.org/branches/muscatine/
    Mission Statement Who Are We? Community Action of Eastern Iowa provides services to more than 25,000 people every year. We are the Community Action Agency for Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa, and we have been in business since the summer of 1965. The Agency is led by a fifteen member volunteer Board of Directors, and we have a staff of about 175 great people.

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    MUSCATINE, Iowa–The governor’s proclamation, released Aug. 11, allocates state resources to respond to and recover from the effects of the recent severe weather on Aug. 10. Muscatine residents affected by the severe weather may apply for individual grant assistance to cover losses experienced. To qualify, households must live within the disaster declaration area, and must meet income guidelines.

    The program provides grants up to $5,000 per household to cover home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing, if applicable. Recipients must provide original receipts if seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. Households must have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline. Eligibility for the program comes from federally established income guidelines.

    Income Maximums

    Household SizeAnnual Gross Income
    1$ 25,524
    2$ 34,488
    3$ 43,440
    4$ 52,404
    6$ 70,320
    7$ 79,284
    8$ 88,248
    9+Add $8,964 for each additional member

    Affected residents who may benefit from this assistance should apply through Community Action of Eastern Iowa at caeiowa.org/disaster. Those without internet access may contact 563-324-3236. Community Action will accept applications through Friday, Sept. 25 or until all funding provided for this program gets allocated.

    Community Action also offers disaster case management services to all households affected by the severe weather, regardless of income.

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