iowa-tornado-seasonDes Moines, IA – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has launched the Iowa individual disaster assistance grant program in wake of the recent storm damage in Fremont and Union counties. The program provides grants up of to $5,000 for households with incomes at or below twice the federal poverty level, or a maximum of $37,000 annual income for a family of three.

Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and for the expense of temporary housing. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery.The grant application and instructions are available at the “Disaster Assistance” link on the front page of the Department of Human Services website at www.dhs.iowa.gov. Applications must be received within 45 days.

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