Disaster Assistance Programs

Dear Meskwaki Community Members:

If you need assistance applying for any of the following Disaster Assistance Programs currently available such as:

Food Assistance Replacement – Households who currently receive Food Assistance may request replacement of food destroyed as a result of the recent storm damage, or spoilage as a result of a power outage.

*** Iowa Dept. of Human Services has offered a pop-up application center for D-SNAP (Disaster SNAP) to be hosted on the Settlement the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 4 for applicants who may not typically qualify for SNAP benefits but can still qualify under D-SNAP.

The Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) – IIAGP offers grants to families whose household’s annual income is 200% or less of the federal poverty level. Each qualifying household MAY receive up to $5,000.00.

*** MICA is also accepting applications for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program. Applications can be found at, https://dhs.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/470-4448.pdf?032220190111, and emailed to disaster.assistance@micaonline.org. Applications are available for pick-up and drop-off at the Tama County Family Development Center located at 105 S. State St., Tama, IA.

Disaster Proclamations – Governor Reynolds issued disaster proclamation for Tama County including many others in response to the severe storm on August 10. The application deadline is September 25, 2020.

*** The Meskwaki Health Clinic will continue to remain up to date with information regarding the Federal Funding and will notify the community when funding becomes available.

For complete details regarding the Disaster Assistance Programs, please visit: https://dhs.iowa.gov.

Gloria Fonseca and Tamela Davenport at the Meskwaki Health Clinic are able to assist you. As always, remember they are also available to help you with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Food Stamp Assistance.

To schedule an appointment or to speak with Gloria or Tamela, please call the Meskwaki Health Clinic at (641) 484-4094.

If you are in need of mental health support at this time, the Meskwaki Behavioral Health Services program offers in person and telehealth mental health and substance abuse counseling.

To schedule an appointment or to touch base via phone, please call (641) 484-4084.