Governor issues Disaster Proclamation for 21 Iowa counties including Wright County.

PRESS RELEASE from Wright County Emergency Management regarding Disaster Proclamation

Yesterday afternoon the Governor issued a Disaster Proclamation for 21 Iowa counties including Wright County. This proclamation not only makes state resources and mutual aid available to local government entities, it also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program and the Disaster Case Management Program.

The Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three. Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food and temporary housing expenses. Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery. The grant application and instructions are available on the Iowa Department of Human Services website. Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim (April 29, 2019).

Disaster Case Management is a program to address serious needs to overcome a disaster-related hardship, injury or adverse condition. Disaster case managers work with clients to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice and referral to obtain a service or resource. There are no income eligibility requirements for this program; it closes 180 days from the date of the governor's proclamation. For information on the Disaster Case Management Program, contact your local community action association or visit www.iowacommunityaction.org

Wright County Secondary Roads continue to ask for your cooperation in limiting travel on gravel roads throughout the county.

Health and safety information related to flood cleanup are available at the Iowa Department of Public Health website: https://idph.iowa.gov/flooding