Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds

(Des Moines) -- Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a disaster declaration Thursday for the state of Iowa in response to floods and severe weather this past week, and continuing.

Reynolds also activated the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the response to Iowa's flooding. Among the 21 counties included in the proclamation are Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery and Pottawattamie in KMAland. The proclamation allows state resources to be utlizied to respond to and recover from the effects of the severe weather across the entire state, and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant for qualifying counties.

The assistance grant provides grants to up $5,000 for households with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level, or a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three. Grant applications and instructions are available at the Iowa Department of Human Service's website.