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Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
Declared July 14, 2014
This Assistance is for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments and certain private-non-profit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities in Adams County, Clarke County, Decatur County, Mills County, Montgomery County, Pottawattamie County, Ringgold County, Taylor County and Wayne County.


Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding
Declared July 2, 2013
This assistance is for State and local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations in Appanoose County, Benton County, Buchanan County, Buena Vista County, Butler County, Cherokee County, Chickasaw County, Clayton County, Crawford County, Davis County, Delaware County, Des Moines County, Fayette County, Floyd County, Franklin County, Greene County, Grundy County, Hardin County, Henry County, Ida County, Iowa County, Jasper County, Johnson County, Jones County, Keokuk County, Lee County, Linn County, Louisa County, Lyon County, Mahaska County, Marshall County, Mitchell County, Monona County, Monroe County, O'Brien County, Palo Alto County, Plymouth County, Poweshiek County, Sac County, Sioux County, Story County, Tama County, Wapello County, Webster County, Winnebago County and Wright County.

Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding
Declared May 31, 2013
This assistance is for State and local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations in Appanoose County, Cedar County, Clinton County, Davis County, Decatur County, Des Moines County, Iowa County, Johnson County, Keokuk County, Lee County, Lucas County, Marion County, Monroe County, Muscatine County, Ringgold County, Van Buren County, Wapello County, Warren County and Wayne County.

Severe Winter Storm
Declared May 6, 2013
This assistance is for State and local governments, and certain private non-profit organizations in Lyon County, Osceola County, Dickson County, Sioux County and O’Brien County. provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.

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Find Information about and check eligibility for all Iowa state benefits programs at GovBenefits. 

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Find out how to apply for unemployment benefits in Iowa.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance
If you are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance, you may qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.


Find a local American Job Center
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call 1-877-US-2JOBS (1-877-872-5627) TTY:1-877-889-5627.

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Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)
Iowa participates in DEI aimed to improving education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits.

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