On September 23, 2016, Governor Branstad issued a proclamation of disaster emergency in response to flooding. Two of the counties served by HACAP were included in the proclamation. Those counties are Benton and Linn.

The governor’s declaration provides assistance of up to $5,000 for uninsured or underinsured households with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $40, 320 for a family of three.Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and, for the expense of temporary housing. Potential applicants living in Benton County or Linn County have until November 7, 2016 to complete an application.

Completed applications should be returned to HACAP Disaster Assistance, PO Box 490, Hiawatha, IA 52233. Applications are being made available through our website at www.hacap.org<http://www.hacap.org> under the “news” section. Online story and information can also be viewed here: http://www.hacap.org/index.php?cID=304

For more information please contact John Regan at 319-393-7811 ext. 1070 or, Greg Stroyls, at 319-393-7811 ext. 1035