For Immediate Release:  12/17/21

Mid-Sioux Accepting Applications for Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program and Iowa Disaster Case Management Program

Gov. Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation on December 16, 2021 in response to Iowa's December 15, 2021 severe weather. The governor's proclamation activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) and the Iowa Disaster Case Management program.

The counties declared in our area are - Ida and Cherokee.

Individuals suffering losses of personal property or having structural damage to their personal residence may contact Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) may provide up to $5,000 of assistance, reimbursement and/or vendor voucher, for covered items to households at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Application must be made through your local community action office. You may be eligible for repair or replacement of items damaged by the storm. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of proclamation to submit a claim.

The Iowa Disaster Case Management (IDCM) program is to address serious needs to overcome disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse conditions. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance and referrals. There is no income eligibility requirement for Disaster Case Management and there is no direct financial assistance provided by Disaster Case Management. Disaster Case Management closes 180 days from the disaster proclamation. Additionally, individuals affected by the storms are encouraged to report their damage/losses to their county Emergency Management office.

Please call your local community action outreach office for additional information:
Cherokee Outreach: (712) 225-3322
Ida Outreach: (712) 364-2175

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.
(712) 786-2001
(800) 859-2025

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Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a not-for-profit Community Action Agency established in 1965 to fight poverty at a local level by assisting low-income families in Northwest Iowa to become self-sufficient.

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