State disaster assistance deadline extended to Oct. 29

Marshalltown tornado victims now have about four more weeks to apply for a state disaster relief grant.

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday an extended deadline of Oct. 29 to apply for the Individual Disaster Assistance Grant. The deadline was previously set at Oct. 1.

“The Individual Disaster Assistance Grant covers families with an income lower than twice the national poverty limit,” according to a statement from Mid-Iowa Community Action. For a family of three, that income level would be $41,560.

The organization has been working to connect Marshalltown tornado victims with the state assistance funds.

“The Individual Disaster Assistance Grant, administered by MICA through their temporary location at Trinity Lutheran Church, (1011 S. 3rd Ave.) provides up to $5,000 per qualifying household and covers structural repairs, debris removal, electrical repair, personal items, temporary housing costs, car repairs, replacement appliances and other disaster-related issues,” according to the statement. “MICA particularly encourages households to apply that received city placards declaring the home unsafe for habitation.”

The agency also provides case management assistance for families whose income exceeds the state disaster grant standards.

For more information and on MICA tornado relief services, visit https://www.micaonline.org/tornadohelp or call the agency’s crisis center at Trinity Lutheran Church at 641-485-3596.

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