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Disaster Assistance Programs

Individual Disaster Assistance Program

On December 15, 2021 a serial derecho caused damage across several Iowa counites.  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a disaster proclamation for 46 out of 99 counties in Iowa, including Woodbury County.  

This program allows households whose income is at 200% or below of the federal poverty guideline to apply for the program.  Qualifying households could receive up to $5,000 in lost property.  It is important to note that this is a reimbursement program and does have maximum award amounts.  

To see if your household is income eligible, click here.

Qualified Items

Personal property and food assistance may be issued for damage to personal property or loss of food, including the following items, based on the item’s condition:

  • Kitchen items, excluding large appliances up to a maximum of $560, including: (1) Small appliances, e.g., toaster, blender, microwave, and (2) Furnishings (e.g., tables, chairs).
  • Large kitchen appliances or laundry appliances, up to a maximum of $700 per appliance and a maximum per household not to exceed $2,800, if the appliances are owned by the household and not a landlord.
  • Food, up to a maximum of $50 for one person plus $25 for each additional person in the household.
  • Personal hygiene items, up to a maximum of $30 per person and $150 per household.
  • Bedroom furnishings, up to $500 per person.
  • Clothing, up to a maximum of $145 per person.
  • Living area furnishings, such as: couch, chair, end tables, and television, up to a maximum of $1,000.
  • Other items, including
    • Dehumidifier, up to a maximum of $250.
    • One window air conditioner, up to a maximum of $250.
    • Vehicle repair, up to a maximum of $500

For more information on eligible items click here.

Disaster Case Management

As part of Disaster Case Management, we will help connect you with resources needed as part of the recovery process.  

If you do not live in Woodbury County, please contact your local community action agency by clicking here.


Woodbury County residents who have questions on this program, please call 712-274-1610.

For residents living in other declared counties, please contact your local community action agency by clicking here.