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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, 2016, the State must have sustained the minimum amount of damage statewide (according to FEMA regulations) of $1.43 per capita, or $4,356,287.65, 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 $3.61.

 

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Public Assistance per capita minimum by county

 

These amounts are effective Oct. 1, 2016

 

Public Assistance: Per Capita Minimum by County (PDF)

 

COUNTY

POPULATION (2010)

PER CAPITA AMOUNT

Adair

7,682

$27,732.02

Adams

4,029

$14,544.69

Allamakee

14,330

$51,731.30

Appanoose

12,887

$46,522.07

Audubon

6,119

$22,089.59

Benton

26,076

$94,134.36

Black Hawk

131,090

$473,234.90

Boone

26,306

$94,964.66

Bremer

24,276

$87,636.36

Buchanan

20,958

$75,658.38

Buena Vista

20,260

$73,138.60

Butler

14,867

$53,669.87

Calhoun

9,670

$34,908.70

Carroll

20,816

$75,145.76

Cass

13,956

$50,381.16

Cedar

18,499

$66,781.39

Cerro Gordo

44,151

$159,385.11

Cherokee

12,072

$43,579.92

Chickasaw

12,439

$44,904.79

Clarke

9,286

$33,522.46

Clay

16,667

$60,167.87

Clayton

18,129

$65,445.69

Clinton

49,116

$177,308.76

Crawford

17,096

$61,716.56

Dallas

66,135

$238,747.35

Davis

8,753

$31,598.33

Decatur

8,457

$30,529.77

Delaware

17,764

$64,128.04

Des Moines

40,325

$145,573.25

Dickinson

16,667

$60,167.87

Dubuque

93,653

$338,087.33

Emmet

10,302

$37,190.22

Fayette

20,880

$75,376.80

Floyd

16,303

$58,853.83

Franklin

10,680

$38,554.80

Fremont

7,441

$26,862.01

Greene

9,336

$33,702.96

Grundy

12,453

$44,955.33

Guthrie

10,954

$39,543.94

Hamilton

15,673

$56,579.53

Hancock

11,341

$40,941.01

Hardin

17,534

$63,297.74

Harrison

14,928

$53,890.08

Henry

20,145

$72,723.45

Howard

9,566

$34,533.26

Humboldt

9,815

$35,432.15

Ida

7,089

$25,591.29

Iowa

16,355

$59,041.55

Jackson

19,848

$71,651.28

Jasper

36,842

$132,999.62

Jefferson

16,843

$60,803.23

Johnson

130,882

$472,484.02

Jones

20,638

$74,503.18

Keokuk

10,511

$37,944.71

Kossuth

15,543

$56,110.23

Lee

35,862

$129,461.82

Linn

211,226

$762,525.86

Louisa

11,387

$41,107.07

Lucas

8,898

$32,121.78

Lyon

11,581

$41,807.41

Madison

15,679

$56,601.19

Mahaska

22,381

$80,795.41

Marion

33,309

$120,245.49

Marshall

40,648

$146,739.28

Mills

15,059

$54,362.99

Mitchell

10,776

$38,901.36

Monona

9,243

$33,367.23

Monroe

7,970

$28,771.70

Montgomery

10,740

$38,771.40

Muscatine

42,745

$154,309.45

O'Brien

14,398

$51,976.78

Osceola

6,462

$23,327.82

Page

15,932

$57,514.52

Palo Alto

9,421

$34,009.81

Plymouth

24,986

$90,199.46

Pocahontas

7,310

$26,389.10

Polk

430,640

$1,554,610.40

Pottawattamie

93,158

$336,300.38

Poweshiek

18,914

$68,279.54

Ringgold

5,131

$18,522.91

Sac

10,350

$37,363.50

Scott

165,224

$596,458.64

Shelby

12,167

$43,922.87

Sioux

33,704

$121,671.44

Story

89,542

$323,246.62

Tama

17,767

$64,138.87

Taylor

6,317

$22,804.37

Union

12,534

$45,247.74

Van Buren

7,570

$27,327.70

Wapello

35,625

$128,606.25

Warren

46,225

$166,872.25

Washington

21,704

$78,351.44

Wayne

6,403

$23,114.83

Webster

38,013

$137,226.93

Winnebago

10,866

$39,226.26

Winneshiek

21,056

$76,012.16

Woodbury

102,172

$368,840.92

Worth

7,598

$27,428.78

Wright

13,229

$47,756.69

STATEWIDE

3,046,355

$4,356,287.65

 

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Public Assistance Information for Disaster 4281 (AUG. 23-27, 2016)

 

Public Assistance Details for Disaster 4281

 

Disaster 4281

Incident period: Aug. 23-27, 2016

Eligible counties: 8

Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, and Winneshiek.

 

If you are in a Presidentially-declared county for this disaster and have questions regarding Public Assistance, please contact your PA coordinator (PAC) listed below via email or by calling 515.725.3231.

 

Contact (PAC)

Counties covered

 

Jim Berg

Chickasaw, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell

 

Leon Freeman

Allamakee, Clayton

 

Jim Wiese

Fayette, Winneshiek

Click here for a PDF of the map above.

 

 

 

Public Assistance Information for Disaster 4289 (SEPT. 21-OCT. 3, 2016) NEW

 

Public Assistance Details for Disaster 4289

 

Disaster 4289

Incident period: Sept. 21-Oct. 3, 2016

Eligible counties: 19

Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Linn, Mitchell, Winneshiek, and Wright.

 

If you are in a Presidentially-declared county for this disaster and have questions regarding Public Assistance, please contact your PA coordinator (PAC) listed below via email or by calling 515.725.3231.

 

Contact (PAC)

Counties covered

 

Jerald Ballanger

Benton, Linn

 

Jim Berg

Chickasaw, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell

 

Rick Biondi

Butler, Cerro Gordo, Franklin, Wright

 

Bruce Riesberg

Black Hawk, Bremer

 

Leon Freeman

Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Des Moines

 

Jim Wiese

Buchanan, Fayette, Winneshiek

Click here for a PDF of the map 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

Doug Jones
State Historic Preservation Office

(515) 281-4358

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The "large project" threshold for disasters declared after Oct. 1, 2016, is $123,100 and the minimum project threshold (small projects) is $3,100.