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Disaster Funds For Flood Affected Residents of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties

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(Decorah) –Residents affected by the August 23, 2016 storms and resulting flooding may be eligible to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program to cover losses experienced due to the flooding.

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 these affected counties.

The program provides up to a maximum of $5,000 per household to cover repairs, debris removal, furnace or water heater work, replacement of lost or spoiled food, and other household losses.

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

# in Household            Maximum gross yearly income

1                                  $23,760

2                                  $32,040

3                                  $40,320

4                                  $48,600

5                                  $56,880

For each additional household member add $8,320

Because the eligibility process established for this program is complex, affected residents who may benefit from this assistance are encouraged to contact their local Northeast Iowa Community Action office to begin the application process.

Applications will be accepted until October 7, 2016, or until all funding provided for this program has been expended.

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