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Mid-Sioux Opportunity Helping Flood Victims Access Resources

Sioux County, Iowa — One of the community action agencies serving part of our area has announced that they’re helping people affected by flooding to access needed resources.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for four counties in the Mid-Sioux service area in response to recent flooding and severe weather. The governor’s proclamation activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) and the Iowa Disaster Case Management program. The four counties in the Mid-Sioux service area declared are – Ida, Sioux, Cherokee, and Plymouth.

Mid-Sioux officials tell us that individuals suffering losses of personal property or having structural damage to their personal residence may contact Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. at 712-722-3611 (Sioux), 712-364- 2175 (Ida), 712-225-3322 (Cherokee), or 712-546-6603 (Plymouth), or 800-859-2025.

According to Mid-Sioux officials, 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. An application must be made through your local community action office. You may be eligible for repair or replacement of items damaged by storms/flooding. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim.

Meanwhile, Mid-Sioux officials tell us that the other program, 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 are no income eligibility requirements 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.

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