Governor Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Howard County in response to the April 12 severe weather

Howard County, IA – According to the statement, this proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to, and recover from, the effects of this severe weather in Howard County.  
Gov. Reynolds also said that the proclamation activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program, for Howard County.

The Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program provides grants of up to $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level for a family of three.

Grants are available for home or car repairs, replacement of clothing or food, and temporary housing expenses.

State officials said that original receipts are required for those seeking reimbursement for actual expenses related to storm recovery.

The grant application and instructions are available here.

Potential applicants have 45 days from the date of the proclamation to submit a claim. 
This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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