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Assistance Programs

The IIAGP program is activated when the Governor issues a disaster proclamation. This proclamation will list the covered counties. Only residents in those counties are eligible to apply.

Applicants can apply each time the program is activated. If a resident experiences damage from multiple events covered under separate proclamations, they are eligible to submit separate applications for each event. They can receive up to $5,000 for qualifying needs related to each disaster event, but they won't automatically receive the full amount. The assistance is based on their disaster-related qualifying needs. Applicants have 45 days from the date of the Governor’s proclamation to apply.

To be eligible, households must meet the following qualifications:

  • Annual household income is at or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Household members are citizens or legally residing in the United States
  • The household’s primary and occupied residence is in the county indicated in the disaster proclamation
  • The household has disaster-related needs not fully covered by insurance and not met by another assistance program

Eligible disaster-related needs need to be under one of the four categories: temporary housing, food assistance, personal property, and home repair. Supporting documentation is required.

It is important to note that if a presidential disaster declaration for Individual Assistance is issued for a county for the same event, the IIAGP is automatically turned off for that county for the Federal Individual Assistance incident period and the federal program goes into effect.

Residents can apply for and learn more about the program by visiting: