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Iowa Individual Assistance Program (Disaster Funds) For Flood Affected Residents of Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek Counties

Residents affected by the August 23, 2016 storms and resulting flooding may be eligible to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program to cover losses experienced due to the flooding.  To qualify, households must be located within the disaster declaration area, and must meet income guidelines. Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) administers the program in these affected counties.

The program provides up to a maximum of $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% of the federal poverty guideline as shown below: 

# in Household            Maximum gross yearly income

1                                  $23,760

2                                  $32,040

3                                  $40,320

4                                  $48,600

5                                  $56,880

For each additional household member add $8,320

Because the eligibility process established for this program is complex, affected residents who may benefit from this assistance are encouraged to contact their local Northeast Iowa Community Action office to begin the application process. ALLAMAKEE – Waukon (563) 568-4224 Postville (Thurs and Fri only) (563) 864-3363; CLAYTON – Elkader (563) 245-2452; FAYETTE – West Union (M-W only) (563) 422-3354; Oelwein (319) 283-2510; HOWARD – Cresco (563) 547-4413; and WINNESHIEK – Decorah (563) 382-8436 Ext 150.  Office hours vary so please call your local office in advance to make sure of hours.

Applications will be accepted until October 7, 2016, or until all funding provided for this program has been expended.

For more information visit the NEICAC website“Flood Assistance” tab or, contact: David Boss, NEICAC Dir. of Community Outreach at 563-382-8436 Ext. 117



There are links for services or contacts that you might find useful below.

Hawkeye Sanitation is proud to provide service to the following community organizations and events:

  • Ragbrai 2005.  When the riders came through, we were there to help with complimentary pickups.  They were so impressed they asked us to follow along on the ride to provide trash pickup, something we were reluctantly unable to do.  But it was great to be a part of this annual event when it came through Cresco!
  • Community Recycling
  • A number of other community-wide, non-profit events.

Here are links to the municipal websites of the communities we serve:

Abel Island and Esmann Island
Fort Atkinson
Lime Springs
St Olaf

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