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.
|Household Size||Annual Gross Income|
|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.