DES MOINES, Iowa -- For 13 Iowa counties Aug. 5 is the last day to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. The counties are Appanoose, Davis, Des Moines, Hamilton, Henry, Louisa, Lucas, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Wapello, Washington and Wayne. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) explained that the assistance is for people who lost work due to severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in Iowa between May 19 and June 24.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Following the July 26 deadline to apply for federal disaster aid in connection with President Bush’s May 25 disaster declaration, officials report 4,813 individuals registered through FEMA’s toll-free number. Aid approved for individuals, families and businesses in Iowa has reached more than $11 million, while nearly $2 million has been obligated for improvements to infrastructure. The aid is provided to help Iowans recover from losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes and flooding between May 19 and June 24, according to the U.S.
Individual Assistance - Dollars ApprovedIndividual Assistance Definitions
Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.
Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.
Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.
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Public Assistance - Dollars ApprovedPublic Assistance Definitions
Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President
Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards
*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.
*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.
|Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated*||Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated*||Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*|