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.
To apply for the Iowa Disaster Assistance Grant, visit the MICA family development center on 230 SE 16th Street, Ames or call (515) 956-3333. 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 proclamation which was on May 31st.