Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Howard County in response to severe weather beginning July 27th.
Howard County Emergency Management Agency Director Darrell Knecht says that afternoon started with thunderstorms featuring mostly heavy rain in the southern sections of the county, but turned more turbulent later in the evening.
The governor’s disaster proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents for grants up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses. Potential Howard County applicants have 45 days from the proclamation date to submit a claim.
The proclamation also activates the Disaster Case Management Program to address serious needs related to disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions. There are no income eligibility requirements for Howard County residents to apply for the program, which closes in 180 days from the proclamation date.
You can find links to both programs below.