Grants available for flood damage work
News · May 10, 2013

Cedar County residents affected by the April 17-18 flooding may be eligible to apply for individual grant assistance to cover losses experienced due to the flooding.

To qualify, households must be located within the disaster declaration area, and must meet income guidelines. The program provides up to $5,000 per household to cover repairs, debris removal, furnace or water heater work, replacement of lost or spoiled food, and other household losses.

Households must have an income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guideline, or must currently receive a benefit from the Iowa Department of Human Services, such as WIC, food assistance, FIP assistance or child care assistance. Because the eligibility process established for this program is complex, Cedar County residents who may benefit from this assistance are encouraged to contact Community Action of Eastern Iowa, 101 Lynn St., Tipton, directly at 563-886-3191, or toll-free at 800-920-3191, to begin the application process.

Applications will be accepted until June 3 or until all funding provided for this program has been expended.

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