FEMA makes assistance available to public entities in seven additional counties and the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds yesterday received word that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made assistance available to public entities and nonprofits in seven additional counties as well as the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa that were impacted by the Aug. 10 derecho.

Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hardin, Iowa, Jackson, and Washington counties have been added to a Presidential Disaster Declaration issued by President Trump on Aug. 17, 2020, which made public entities and select nonprofits in 16 counties eligible to apply for the federal Public Assistance Program. The counties that were approved for Public Assistance funding in the Aug. 17 declaration are: Benton, Boone, Cedar, Clinton, Dallas, Jasper, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Marshall, Muscatine, Polk, Poweshiek, Scott, Story, and Tama.

The Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa received a separate Presidential Disaster Declaration from President Trump yesterday which made the tribe eligible to apply for the federal Public Assistance Program.   

Public Assistance funding may be used for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities.