Operation Threshold is now accepting applications for the Iowa Disaster Individual Assistance Grant Program. As a result of the flooding in May and June, Governor Branstad declared a State of Disaster Emergency for Black Hawk, Buchanan, and Grundy counties.  Therefore, households in those counties may be eligible for the Iowa Disaster Individual Grant Program.

Persons whose belongings were damage by the flood waters may be eligible for assistance replacing some items and/or assistance with temporary housing. Homeowners whose home was damaged by the flooding may also be eligible for assistance with structural repairs.  Proof of flood damage or damage inspections may be required.

In order to be eligible, households must be earning at or below 200% of the Federal poverty level or involved in a DHS or some Operation Threshold programs. Time is limited, and households must apply by July 16, 2013.

The application is currently available on the DHS website.  Or, for more information, please contact the following:

Black Hawk County: (319) 291-2065

Buchanan County: (319) 334-6081

Grundy County: (319) 824-3460