Contact: Jaimie Adkins, Public Information Coordinator
Phone: 641-752-7162, ext. 141
Iowa Disaster Assistance Grants Available Through MICA
Marshall, Tama, Poweshiek Declared Eligible Due to Flooding
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – May 30, 2013 –MICA will be administering applications for the Iowa Disaster Assistance Grant to local families in need with an income lower than twice the national poverty limit ($47,100 for a family of four). The grant provides a maximum of $5,000 to aid in structural repairs, debris removal, electrical repair, clothing, temporary housing, the purchase of dehumidifiers, sump pumps or replacement water heaters, and other disaster-related issues. Three of MICA’s five core service counties, Marshall, Tama and Poweshiek, were declared disaster areas due to flooding and will be eligible for assistance.
To apply for the Iowa Disaster Assistance Grant, visit the MICA family development center in your county. The Marshall county center is located on 6 S. 2nd St in Marshalltown and can be reached by phone at 641-753-5523. In Tama county, visit 105 S. State St in Tama or call 641-484-4713. For Poweshiek county residents, visit 611 4th Avenue in Grinnell or call 641-236-3923.
To complete the application, you will need to bring proof of income, photo identification for all adults in the household, and a copy of your homeowners or renters insurance. If you are already in one of MICA’s existing programs such as LIHEAP or WIC, you do not need to bring further proof of income. Applicants must file within 45 days of the governor’s disaster declaration. Marshall and Tama counties were declared disaster areas on May 28 and Poweshiek county on May 29.