Scott County residents could get up to $5,000 for flood-related repairs


Scott County is one of 56 Iowan counties eligible for a state-funded grant to help cover the cost of flood damage. 

Residents can apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for grants up to $5,000. Residents must qualify and have an income up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or have a maximum annual income of $41,560 for a family of three.

The money can be used for home and car repairs, clothing, food and temporary housing expenses. If money has already been spent, someone can be reimbursed if they have the receipts. 

The deadline to apply for the grant is May 27. Applications can be found here and must be turned into Community Action of Eastern Iowa at 500 E. 95th Street, Davenport IA 52807.

Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency is also asking everyone to report any damage they see from flooding here

Reports can include damage to personal property, roads or utilities. The reports help give the state a better scope of the damage. 

The Iowa Farmers Bureau is currently estimating the flood has caused more than $2 billion in damage across the state.

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