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Disaster applications available at SCICAP Clarke County outreach office

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 10:40 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 3:55 p.m. CDT

Gov. Terry E. Branstad recently issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Clarke County in response to recent severe weather.

The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of severe storms and heavy rains. In addition, the proclamation also activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Program for Clarke County.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $39,580, for a family of three.

Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food and for the expense of temporary housing.

Applications for Clarke County are being taken by Janie Hatfield at the South Central Iowa Community Action Program (SCICAP) Clarke County outreach office at 116 S. Fillmore St. in Osceola, 641-342-2101, clarke@iowatelecom.net.

Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation or until Oct. 13 to submit an application/claim.

SCICAP will determine eligibility and issue vouchers to make eligible repairs or purchase replacement items.

Original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery, which they have already paid for.

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