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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, 2014, the State must have sustained the minimum amount of damage statewide (according to FEMA regulations) of $1.41 per capita, or $4,295,360.33, 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 $3.56.

 

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Public Assistance per capita minimum by county

 

These amounts are effective Oct. 1, 2014

 

Public Assistance: Per Capita Minimum by County (PDF)

 

COUNTY

POPULATION (2010)

PER CAPITA AMOUNT

Adair

7,682

$27,347.92

Adams

4,029

$14,343.24

Allamakee

14,330

$51,014.80

Appanoose

12,887

$45,877.72

Audubon

6,119

$21,783.64

Benton

26,076

$92,830.56

Black Hawk

131,090

$466,680.40

Boone

26,306

$93,649.36

Bremer

24,276

$86,422.56

Buchanan

20,958

$74,610.48

Buena Vista

20,260

$72,125.60

Butler

14,867

$52,926.52

Calhoun

9,670

$34,425.20

Carroll

20,816

$74,104.96

Cass

13,956

$49,683.36

Cedar

18,499

$65,856.44

Cerro Gordo

44,151

$157,177.56

Cherokee

12,072

$42,976.32

Chickasaw

12,439

$44,282.84

Clarke

9,286

$33,058.16

Clay

16,667

$59,334.52

Clayton

18,129

$64,539.24

Clinton

49,116

$174,852.96

Crawford

17,096

$60,681.76

Dallas

66,135

$235,440.60

Davis

8,753

$31,160.68

Decatur

8,457

$30,106.92

Delaware

17,764

$63,239.84

Des Moines

40,325

$143,557.00

Dickinson

16,667

$59,334.52

Dubuque

93,653

$333,404.68

Emmet

10,302

$36,675.12

Fayette

20,880

$74,332.80

Floyd

16,303

$58,038.68

Franklin

10,680

$38,020.80

Fremont

7,441

$26,489.96

Greene

9,336

$33,236.16

Grundy

12,453

$44,332.68

Guthrie

10,954

$38,996.24

Hamilton

15,673

$55,795.88

Hancock

11,341

$40,373.96

Hardin

17,534

$62,421.04

Harrison

14,928

$53,143.68

Henry

20,145

$71,716.20

Howard

9,566

$34,054.96

Humboldt

9,815

$34,941.40

Ida

7,089

$25,236.84

Iowa

16,355

$58,223.80

Jackson

19,848

$70,658.88

Jasper

36,842

$131,157.52

Jefferson

16,843

$59,961.08

Johnson

130,882

$465,939.92

Jones

20,638

$73,471.28

Keokuk

10,511

$37,419.16

Kossuth

15,543

$55,333.08

Lee

35,862

$127,668.72

Linn

211,226

$751,964.56

Louisa

11,387

$40,537.72

Lucas

8,898

$31,676.88

Lyon

11,581

$41,228.36

Madison

15,679

$55,817.24

Mahaska

22,381

$79,676.36

Marion

33,309

$118,580.04

Marshall

40,648

$144,706.88

Mills

15,059

$53,610.04

Mitchell

10,776

$38,362.56

Monona

9,243

$32,905.08

Monroe

7,970

$28,373.20

Montgomery

10,740

$38,234.40

Muscatine

42,745

$152,172.20

O'Brien

14,398

$51,256.88

Osceola

6,462

$23,004.72

Page

15,932

$56,717.92

Palo Alto

9,421

$33,538.76

Plymouth

24,986

$88,950.16

Pocahontas

7,310

$26,023.60

Polk

430,640

$1,533,078.40

Pottawattamie

93,158

$331,642.48

Poweshiek

18,914

$67,333.84

Ringgold

5,131

$18,266.36

Sac

10,350

$36,846.00

Scott

165,224

$588,197.44

Shelby

12,167

$43,314.52

Sioux

33,704

$119,986.24

Story

89,542

$318,769.52

Tama

17,767

$63,250.52

Taylor

6,317

$22,488.52

Union

12,534

$44,621.04

Van Buren

7,570

$26,949.20

Wapello

35,625

$126,825.00

Warren

46,225

$164,561.00

Washington

21,704

$77,266.24

Wayne

6,403

$22,794.68

Webster

38,013

$135,326.28

Winnebago

10,866

$38,682.96

Winneshiek

21,056

$74,959.36

Woodbury

102,172

$363,732.32

Worth

7,598

$27,048.88

Wright

13,229

$47,095.24

STATEWIDE

3,046,355

$4,295,360.55

 

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Public Assistance Counties for Disaster 4234 - NEW

 

 

 

Disaster 4234

Incident period: June 20-25, 2015

Eligible counties: 19

Allamakee, Appanoose, Butler, Clayton, Dallas, Davis, Des Moines, Guthrie, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, Lucas, Marion, Mitchell, Monroe, Warren, Wayne, Winneshiek and Wright.

 

Public Assistance Contacts for Disaster 4234 - NEW

 

If you are in one of the Presidentially-declared counties and you have questions regarding Public Assistance, please contact the Public Assistance Coordinator (PAC) for your county at (515) 725-3231.

 

 

Contact (PAC)

Counties covered

 

Jim Wiese

Lucas, Warren, Wayne

 

Jerald Ballanger

Butler, Mitchell, Wright

 

Will Utter

Des Moines, Lee

 

Doug Bunkers

Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, Winneshiek

 

Jordan Moser

Dallas, Guthrie

 

Kirk Steinfeldt

Davis, Jefferson, Monroe

Terry Brown

Appanoose, Marion

 

Diane Shah

State agencies

 

Randy Warren

Utilities

 

 

Historic Preservation: If artifacts are found while executing your recovery grant

 

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

BJ Covington

Iowa Homeland Security
& Emergency Management

(515) 725-3231

Doug Jones
State Historic Preservation Office

(515) 281-4358

 

 

Applicant Briefings for Public Assistance funding - NEW

 

Click here for a PDF document with this information

 

8/10

(Mon)

9 a.m.

City of Dumont

625 First Street

Dumont, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Butler County
  • Contact: Rhonda Schmidt, 641.857.3411
 

 

9 a.m.

Dallas County Courthouse

Board of Supervisors Meeting Room

902 Court Street

Adel, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Dallas County
  • Contact: Barry Halling, 515.993.2134
 

 

1 p.m.

Mitchell County Highway Department

3625 March Avenue

Osage, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Mitchell County
  • Contact: Richard Brumm, 641.732.5849
 

8/11

(Tue)

8:30 a.m.

Albia City Hall

120 South A Street

Albia, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Monroe County
  • Contact: Mike Lamb, 641.724.3223
   

9 a.m.

Wright County Courthouse

2099 Highway 3 West

Clarion, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Wright County
  • Contact: Jim Lester, 515.602.6821
   

9 a.m.

Warren County West Annex

301 North Buxton Street, Suite 211

Indianola, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Lucas, Warren and Wayne counties
  • Contact: Troy Bass, 515.961.1108
   

9:30 a.m.

Decorah Public Library

Public Meeting Room

400 Claiborne Drive

Decorah, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek counties
  • Contact: Bruce Goetsch, 563.387.4095
   

11 a.m.

Guthrie County Courthouse

Board of Supervisors Meeting Room

200 North Fifth Street

Guthrie Center, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Guthrie County
  • Contact: Robert Kempf, 641.662.3030
   

1 p.m.

Appanoose County EMA

1200 West Highway 2

Centerville, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Appanoose County
  • Contact: Mike Lamb, 641.724.3223
 

8/12

(Wed)

9 a.m.

Marion County Courthouse

Board of Supervisors Meeting Room (1st Floor)

214 E. Main Street

Knoxville, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Marion County
  • Contact: Jeff Anderson, 641.828.2256
   

9 a.m.

Davis County Courthouse

100 Courthouse Square, Suite 8

Bloomfield, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Davis and Jefferson counties
  • Contact: Mike Lamb, 641.724.3223
   

9 a.m.

Des Moines County EMA/Sheriff's Office

512 North Main Street

Burlington, Iowa

 
  • For all applicants in Des Moines and Lee counties
  • Contact: Gina Hardin, 319.753.8206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*The "large project" threshold for disasters declared after Oct. 1, 2014, is $121,600 and the minimum project threshold is $3,040.