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Public Assistance

 

Federal Public Assistance Program

Under the Public Assistance program, FEMA awards grants to assist state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations with the response to and recovery from disasters. The program provides funding for debris removal, implementation of emergency protective measures and permanent restoration of infrastructure. The program also encourages protection from future damage by providing assistance for hazard mitigation measures during the recovery process. The state works with FEMA to manage the program and administer the funding.*

 

For all disasters declared on or after Oct. 1, 2018, the State must have sustained the minimum amount of damage statewide (according to FEMA regulations) of $1.50 per capita, or $4,569,532.50, to qualify for Public Assistance funding.

 

Once this statewide minimum has been met, then the qualifying amount of damage per capita in each county must reach at least $3.78.

 

Click on the tabs for more information.

 

Public Assistance per capita minimum by county

 

These amounts are effective Oct. 1, 2018

 

COUNTY

POPULATION (2010)

PER CAPITA AMOUNT

Adair

7,682

$29,037.96

Adams

4,029

$15,229.62

Allamakee

14,330

$54,167.40

Appanoose

12,887

$48,712.86

Audubon

6,119

$23,129.82

Benton

26,076

$98,567.28

Black Hawk

131,090

$495,520.20

Boone

26,306

$99,436.68

Bremer

24,276

$91,763.28

Buchanan

20,958

$79,221.24

Buena Vista

20,260

$76,582.80

Butler

14,867

$56,197.26

Calhoun

9,670

$36,552.60

Carroll

20,816

$78,684.48

Cass

13,956

$52,753.68

Cedar

18,499

$69,926.22

Cerro Gordo

44,151

$166,890.78

Cherokee

12,072

$45,632.16

Chickasaw

12,439

$47,019.42

Clarke

9,286

$35,101.08

Clay

16,667

$63,001.26

Clayton

18,129

$68,527.62

Clinton

49,116

$185,658.48

Crawford

17,096

$64,622.88

Dallas

66,135

$249,990.30

Davis

8,753

$33,086.34

Decatur

8,457

$31,967.46

Delaware

17,764

$67,147.92

Des Moines

40,325

$152,428.50

Dickinson

16,667

$63,001.26

Dubuque

93,653

$354,008.34

Emmet

10,302

$38,941.56

Fayette

20,880

$78,926.40

Floyd

16,303

$61,625.34

Franklin

10,680

$40,370.40

Fremont

7,441

$28,126.98

Greene

9,336

$35,290.08

Grundy

12,453

$47,072.34

Guthrie

10,954

$41,406.12

Hamilton

15,673

$59,243.94

Hancock

11,341

$42,868.98

Hardin

17,534

$66,278.52

Harrison

14,928

$56,427.84

Henry

20,145

$76,148.10

Howard

9,566

$36,159.48

Humboldt

9,815

$37,100.70

Ida

7,089

$26,796.42

Iowa

16,355

$61,821.90

Jackson

19,848

$75,025.44

Jasper

36,842

$139,262.76

Jefferson

16,843

$63,666.54

Johnson

130,882

$494,733.96

Jones

20,638

$78,011.64

Keokuk

10,511

$39,731.58

Kossuth

15,543

$58,752.54

Lee

35,862

$135,558.36

Linn

211,226

$798,434.28

Louisa

11,387

$43,042.86

Lucas

8,898

$33,634.44

Lyon

11,581

$43,776.18

Madison

15,679

$59,266.62

Mahaska

22,381

$84,600.18

Marion

33,309

$125,908.02

Marshall

40,648

$153,649.44

Mills

15,059

$56,923.02

Mitchell

10,776

$40,733.28

Monona

9,243

$34,938.54

Monroe

7,970

$30,126.60

Montgomery

10,740

$40,597.20

Muscatine

42,745

$161,576.10

O'Brien

14,398

$54,424.44

Osceola

6,462

$24,426.36

Page

15,932

$60,222.96

Palo Alto

9,421

$35,611.38

Plymouth

24,986

$94,447.08

Pocahontas

7,310

$27,631.80

Polk

430,640

$1,627,819.20

Pottawattamie

93,158

$352,137.24

Poweshiek

18,914

$71,494.92

Ringgold

5,131

$19,395.18

Sac

10,350

$39,123.00

Scott

165,224

$624,546.72

Shelby

12,167

$45,991.26

Sioux

33,704

$127,401.12

Story

89,542

$338,468.76

Tama

17,767

$67,159.26

Taylor

6,317

$23,878.26

Union

12,534

$47,378.52

Van Buren

7,570

$28,614.60

Wapello

35,625

$134,662.50

Warren

46,225

$174,730.50

Washington

21,704

$82,041.12

Wayne

6,403

$24,203.34

Webster

38,013

$143,689.14

Winnebago

10,866

$41,073.48

Winneshiek

21,056

$79,591.68

Woodbury

102,172

$386,210.16

Worth

7,598

$28,720.44

Wright

13,229

$50,005.62

STATEWIDE

3,046,355

$4,569,532.50

 

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Public Assistance Program Contacts

 

If you have a Public Assistance project for Disaster 4421, please contact one of the following HSEMD employees for assistance.

 

Contact

Counties served

Rick Biondi

515-725-9330

Fremont, Harrison

Leon Freeman

515-725-9378

Calhoun, Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Woodbury

*All other counties are yet to be assigned to an HSEMD team member. Once the applicant briefings for those counties have been set, a team member will be assigned.

 

If you have a Public Assistance project for Disaster 4392, please contact one of the following HSEMD employees for assistance.

 

Contact

Counties served

Jerald Ballanger

515-725-9307

Marshall

Rick Biondi

515-725-9330

Marion

Jim Grandquist

515-725-9317

Lee, Van Buren

 

If you have an ongoing Public Assistance project, or a project associated with Disaster 4386, please contact the HSEMD employee designated for your county or agency.

 

Contact

Counties/Entities served

Jerald Ballanger

515-725-9307

Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Grundy, Iowa, Jackson, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Scott, and Tama

Rick Biondi

515-725-9330

Audubon, Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Crawford, Dallas, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Harrison, Ida, Jasper, Marshall, Monona, Polk, Poweshiek, Sac, Shelby, Story, Webster, Woodbury

Jim Grandquist

515-725-9317

All rural electric coopertives, plus counties of: Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, O'Brien, Osceola, Sioux, Winnebago, Worth, Wright

Scott Stanley

515-725-9399

Allamakee, Bremer, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, Winneshiek

Michelle Terry

515-725-9318

State agencies, plus counties of: Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Cass, Clarke, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Fremont, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Mills, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne

 

Map of Public Assistance program contacts at HSEMD

 

 

Public Assistance Info for Disaster 4421 (March 12, 2019, through June 15, 2019)

Public Assistance Details for Disaster 4421

Incident period: March 12, 2019, through June 15, 2019

Eligible counties: 80

Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Clayton, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Dickinson, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Lyon, Madison, Mahaska, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, O'Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Sac, Shelby, Scott, Sioux, Tama, Union, Wapello, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright.

Declared: March 23, 2019

 

Presidential Disaster Declaration counties March 12 through May 16, 2019

 

Note: This map also shows counties designated for the federal Individual Assistance Program in addition to the Public Assistance Program.

 

This disaster declaration initiates the availability of federal funding to assist the designated counties in recovery from major damage and debris caused by the severe storms and flooding that occurred during the incident period identified above.

 

Applicant Briefings

There will be several public meetings for the declared counties where potential applicants can learn about the process of applying for a federal Public Assistance grant, as well as interact with State and FEMA officials.

 

When

Applicants in these counties

Where

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

 

1:00 p.m.

Ringgold

Ringgold County Courthouse
109 West Madison St.
Mt. Ayr, Iowa 50854

 

Meeting room first floor. Enter building on west
side.

Contact: Mel Burton, Ringgold County Emergency Management Coordinator
563.484.3056

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

 

9:00 a.m.

Clinton, Scott

Scott County EOC
1100 E. 46th Street
Davenport, Iowa 52807

 

Contact: David Donovan, Director,
Scott County Emergency Management
563.484.3056

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

 

11:00 a.m.

Buchanan, Clayton

Clayton County Office Building
600 Gunder Road NE
Elkader, Iowa

 

Public Meeting Room

 

Contact: Sarah Moser, Clayton County Emergency Management Coordinator
563.245.3004

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

 

9:00 a.m.

Louisa, Muscatine

Muscatine City Hall
215 Sycamore Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

 

Contact: Brian Wright, Muscatine County
Emergency Management Coordinator
563.288.3909

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

 

9:00 a.m.

Jackson, Jones

Hurtsville Interpretive center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

 

Contact: Lyn Medinger, Jackson County
Emergency Management Coordinator
563.542.3911

Thursday, June 20, 2019

 

9:30 a.m.

Des Moines, Lee

Southeastern Community College
1500 W. Agency Road
West Burlington, Iowa

 

Room HP125
Health Building, directly across from the
Welcome Center. Use the north door, first room on the right.

 

Contact: Gina Hardin, Des Moines County
Emergency Management Coordinator
319.753.8206

Thursday, June 20, 2019

 

10:00 a.m.

Mitchell, Worth

Public Safety Center
432 Main Street
Osage, Iowa 50461

 

Contact: Ray Huftalin, Mitchell County
Emergency Management Coordinator
641.732.5872

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

 

10:00 a.m.

Keokuk, Wapello

Wapello County Law Enforcement Center
330 West Second Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

 

Contact: Tim Richmond, Wapello County
Emergency Management Coordinator
641.814.8333

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

 

10:00 a.m.

Floyd

North Iowa Area Community College
200 Harwood Drive
Charles City, Iowa 50616

 

Follow Signage

 

Contact: Lezlie Weber, Floyd County Emergency Management Coordinator
641.257.6144

Thursday, July 25, 2019

 

1:00 p.m.

Henry

Henry County EMA
900 West Washington Street
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641

 

Contact: Walter Jackson, Henry County Emergency Management Coordinator

319.385.1479

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

 

1:00 p.m.

Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Monroe, Wayne

Appanoose County EMA
12307 Highway 5
Moravia, Iowa 52571

 

Contact: Mike Lamb, ADLM County Emergency Management Coordinator

641.724.3223

 

 

Public Assistance Info for Disaster 4386 (June 6-July 2, 2018)

 

Public Assistance Details for Disaster 4386

Incident period: June 6-July 2, 2018

Eligible counties: 31

Adair, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Dallas, Delaware, Dickinson, Emmet, Floyd, Hamilton, Hancock, Howard, Humboldt, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Polk, Sioux, Story, Warren, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, and Wright

Declared: Aug. 20, 2018 (Woodbury County added Oct. 10, 2018)

 

Documents from FEMA

This disaster declaration initiates the availability of federal funding to assist the designated counties in recovery from major damage and debris caused by the severe storms and flooding that occurred during the incident period identified above.

 

 

Public Assistance Info for Disaster 4392 (July 19, 2018)

 

Public Assistance Details for Disaster 4392

Incident period: July 19, 2018

Eligible counties: 4

Lee, Marion, Marshall, and Van Buren counties

Declared: Sept. 12, 2018

 

Map of counties included in Presidential Disaster Declaration 4392 for Public Assistance: Lee, Marion, Marshall, and Van Buren.

Documents from FEMA

This disaster declaration initiates the availability of federal funding to assist the designated counties in recovery from major damage and debris caused by the severe storms and flooding that occurred during the incident period identified above.

 

 

 

Historic Preservation: Found artifacts during recovery grant execution

 

Historic Preservation

In the course of executing your disaster recovery grant, you may encounter previously unknown cultural/historic artifacts. The Office of the State Archaeologist should be contacted if any archaeological deposits (artifacts) are exposed so that they can be investigated and the extent of the site determined.

 

Additionally, HSEMD and the State Historic Preservation Office must be informed to take proper action. In accordance with the Code of Iowa 263B, if human remains are unintentionally exposed, you must cease work immediately, secure the area, and contact local law enforcement and/or the county medical examiner. If the remains are determined to be ancient (greater than 150 years old), the Office of the State Archaeologist’s Bioarchaeology Program must also be notified.

 

Office of the State Archaeologist

(319) 384-0732

Bioarchaeology Program
Office of the State Archaeologist

(319) 384-0740

Recovery Division

Iowa Homeland Security
& Emergency Management

(515) 725-3231

Daniel Higginbottom
State Historic Preservation Office

(515) 281-8744

 

 

 

 

Public Assistance Program Contacts:

Rick Biondi

Deputy State Public Assistance Officer

(515) 979-3519

Katie Waters

State Public Assistance Program Supervisor

(515) 249-2242

 

*The "large project" threshold for disasters declared after Oct. 1, 2018, is $128,900 and the minimum project threshold (small projects) is $3,200.