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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 instrastructure. 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 after Oct. 1, 2013, the State must have sustained the minimum amount of damage statewide (according to FEMA regulations) of $1.39 per capita, or $4,234,433.45, 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 $3.50.

 

Click here to view the PA per capita minimum by county

 

These amounts are effective Oct. 1, 2013

 

Public Assistance: Per Capita Minimum by County (PDF)

 

COUNTY

POPULATION (2010)

PER CAPITA AMOUNT

Adair

7,682

$26,887.00

Adams

4,029

$14,101.50

Allamakee

14,330

$50,155.00

Appanoose

12,887

$45,104.50

Audubon

6,119

$21,416.50

Benton

26,076

$91,266.00

Black Hawk

131,090

$458,815.00

Boone

26,306

$92,071.50

Bremer

24,276

$84,966.00

Buchanan

20,958

$73,353.00

Buena Vista

20,260

$70,910.00

Butler

14,867

$52,034.50

Calhoun

9,670

$33,845.00

Carroll

20,816

$72,856.00

Cass

13,956

$48,846.00

Cedar

18,499

$64,746.50

Cerro Gordo

44,151

$154,528.50

Cherokee

12,072

$42,252.00

Chickasaw

12,439

$43,536.50

Clarke

9,286

$32,501.00

Clay

16,667

$58,334.50

Clayton

18,129

$63,451.50

Clinton

49,116

$171,906.00

Crawford

17,096

$59,836.00

Dallas

66,135

$231,472.50

Davis

8,753

$30,635.50

Decatur

8,457

$29,599.50

Delaware

17,764

$62,174.00

Des Moines

40,325

$141,137.50

Dickinson

16,667

$58,334.50

Dubuque

93,653

$327,785.50

Emmet

10,302

$36,057.00

Fayette

20,880

$73,080.00

Floyd

16,303

$57,060.50

Franklin

10,680

$37,380.00

Fremont

7,441

$26,043.50

Greene

9,336

$32,676.00

Grundy

12,453

$43,585.50

Guthrie

10,954

$38,339.00

Hamilton

15,673

$54,855.50

Hancock

11,341

$39,693.50

Hardin

17,534

$61,369.00

Harrison

14,928

$52,248.00

Henry

20,145

$70,507.50

Howard

9,566

$33,481.00

Humboldt

9,815

$34,352.50

Ida

7,089

$24,811.50

Iowa

16,355

$57,242.50

Jackson

19,848

$69,468.00

Jasper

36,842

$128,947.00

Jefferson

16,843

$58,950.50

Johnson

130,882

$458,087.00

Jones

20,638

$72,233.00

Keokuk

10,511

$36,788.50

Kossuth

15,543

$54,400.50

Lee

35,862

$125,517.50

Linn

211,226

$739,291.00

Louisa

11,387

$39,854.50

Lucas

8,898

$31,143.00

Lyon

11,581

$40,533.50

Madison

15,679

$54,876.50

Mahaska

22,381

$78,333.50

Marion

33,309

$116,581.50

Marshall

40,648

$142,268.00

Mills

15,059

$52,706.50

Mitchell

10,776

$37,716.00

Monona

9,243

$32,350.50

Monroe

7,970

$27,895.00

Montgomery

10,740

$37,590.00

Muscatine

42,745

$149,607.50

O'Brien

14,398

$50,393.00

Osceola

6,462

$22,617.00

Page

15,932

$55,762.00

Palo Alto

9,421

$32,973.50

Plymouth

24,986

$87,451.00

Pocahontas

7,310

$25,585.00

Polk

430,640

$1,507,240.00

Pottawattamie

93,158

$326,053.00

Poweshiek

18,914

$66,199.00

Ringgold

5,131

$17,958.50

Sac

10,350

$36,225.00

Scott

165,224

$578,284.00

Shelby

12,167

$42,584.50

Sioux

33,704

$117,964.00

Story

89,542

$313,397.00

Tama

17,767

$62,184.50

Taylor

6,317

$22,109.50

Union

12,534

$43,869.00

Van Buren

7,570

$26,495.00

Wapello

35,625

$124,687.50

Warren

46,225

$161,787.50

Washington

21,704

$75,964.00

Wayne

6,403

$22,410.50

Webster

38,013

$133,045.50

Winnebago

10,866

$38,031.00

Winneshiek

21,056

$73,696.00

Woodbury

102,172

$357,602.00

Worth

7,598

$26,593.00

Wright

13,229

$46,301.50

STATEWIDE

3,046,355

$4,234,433.50

 

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Public Assistance now Available

 

 

 

There are 48 counties that are eligible to apply for Public Assistance as a result of Presidential Disaster Declarations 4181, 4184 and 4187. If you live in an eligible community or jurisdiction and have questions about the application process, please click on the Public Assistance Contacts tab (below) to find out who to contact.

Map of counties included in Disasters 4181, 4184, and 4187

 

Disaster 4181 - Application Deadline was Aug. 13, 2014

Eligible counties (9)

Adams

Mills

Ringgold

Clarke

Montgomery

Taylor

Decatur

Pottawattamie

Wayne

Disaster 4184 - Application Deadline is Aug. 23, 2014

Eligible counties (26)

Allamakee

Fayette

Plymouth

Buchanan

Franklin

Pocahontas

Buena Vista

Hancock

Sac

Butler**

Humboldt

Sioux

Cherokee

Ida**

Winnebago

Chickasaw

Kossuth

Winneshiek

Clay

Lyon

Woodbury

Dickinson

Osceola

Wright

Emmet

Palo Alto

 

**Also declared as part of DR-4187

Disaster 4187 - Application Deadline is Sept. 4, 2014

Eligible counties (24)

Audubon

Hardin

Lee

Black Hawk

Ida***

Linn

Butler***

Iowa

Mahaska

Cedar

Jackson

Muscatine

Crawford

Jasper

Poweshiek

Des Moines

Johnson

Shelby

Grundy

Jones

Tama

Hamilton

Keokuk

Washington

 

   

***Also declared as part of DR-4184

 

Public Assistance Contacts for Disasters 4181, 4184, and 4187

 

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

 

Zone

Contact (PAC)

Counties covered

Zone A

Zac Ellison

Adams, Audubon, Clarke, Decatur, Mills, Montgomery, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Taylor, Wayne

Zone B

Leon Freeman

Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Ida, Lyon, Osceola, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux, Woodbury

Zone C

Jim Grandquist

 

Allamakee, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Emmet, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Wright

Zone D

Larry Gioffredi

Black Hawk, Grundy, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jones, Linn, Tama

Zone E

Rick Biondi

Cedar, Des Moines, Iowa, Jasper, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Mahaska, Muscatine, Poweshiek, Washington

 

 

 

 

*The "large project" threshold for disasters declared after Oct. 1, 2013, is $120,000 and the minimum project threshold is $3,000.