When the Governor releases a disaster proclamation following severe weather activating the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program,

NEICAC is activated to provide Disaster Case Management services .

Governor Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Clayton County & Allamakee County

Gov. Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Tuesday, April 25, 2023, for Clayton County and Friday, April 28, 2023, for Allamakee County in response to flooding beginning April 24, 2023. The governor’s proclamation activated the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) and the Iowa Disaster Case Management (IDCM) program.


The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) may provide up to $5,000 of assistance, reimbursement and/or vendor voucher, for covered items to households with income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Households may be eligible for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and repair or replacement of personal items damaged by the flood event. Applications can be made through the local community action office and must be received within 45 days from the date of the proclamation.

The final day to apply is June 9, 2023, for Clayton County &

June 12, 2023, for Allamakee County.

Click here to download an application packet.


The Iowa Disaster Case Management (IDCM) program is to address serious needs to overcome disaster-related hardship, injury, or adverse conditions. Disaster case managers work with customers to create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance and referrals. There is no income eligibility requirement for Disaster Case Management and there is no direct financial assistance provided by Disaster Case Management. Disaster Case Management closes 180 days from the disaster proclamation.


Additionally, residents of Clayton County who have been impacted by the recent flooding are asked to report damage to help local and state officials better understand the damage sustained. Damage to property, roads, utilities, and other flood-related information may be reported to the Clayton County Emergency Management Office by phone: 563-245-3004 or email: ema@claytoncountyia.gov.


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