Disaster Information

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Disaster Assistance:

Dallas County recently experienced significant losses as a result of widespread flooding. The flooding resulted in Dallas County receiving a disaster proclamation from Governor Kim Reynolds. The proclamation authorized State resources to respond to assist Iowa communities and also authorized the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program.

The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) offers grants to families whose household’s annual income is at 200% or less of the federal poverty level.  Each qualifying household may receive up to $5,000.00. To view eligible items, see the IIAGP/IDCM Rules.

The grant application may be download by clicking on Iowa Disaster Assistance Application. The application must be submitted by the deadline established to the designated community action program below.

New Opportunities, Inc. is the community action program that serves Dallas County. New Opportunities can be reached at their Perry office (Dallas County Outreach Center) at (515) 465-5185 or on the web by following this link.

You can find more information by clicking here to be redirected to the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Seeking Damage Submissions:

We continue to seek responses from those who have experienced damages as a result of the flooding. The information obtained is confidential and is used to help determine impact, which ultimately helps steer recovery efforts. Please visit the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Damage Assessment link here. 


Federal Declaration:

Dallas County was included in a Major Disaster Declaration designated by the President on March 23rd, 2019 along with several other Iowa Counties. The federal declaration (FEMA-4421-DR) authorized Public Assistance (PA) Grant funding for affected governments and eligible non-profit entities. The PA Grant supports the redevelopment and restoration of affected infrastructure, minimizing direct costs to eligible agencies. The Public Assistance Grant does not provide FEMA funding to individuals. That benefit is provided by the Individual Assistance Grant Program and was not authorized for Dallas County for this event.