Disaster Assistance

FEMA Assistance

FEMA assistance can come in many different ways, but these are two that can directly affect citizens of our communities.

Individuals and Household Program (IHP)

The IHP is more commonly known as Individual Assistance (IA). The purpose of the IHP is to provide money, services to the people of an area affected by a disaster when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. For more information about the IHP, including regulations and qualifications, download an information packet here.

The Individual Damage Assessment Form will help us determine how much damage has occurred throughout Cowley County. Please complete this form as accurately as possible and return to Cowley County Emergency Management. You can also call the Cowley County Emergency Management office at 620.221.0470 to provide this information.

For complete guidance in the Individuals and Household Program, please refer to the PDF “Help After a Disaster” from FEMA.

The objective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. For more information about the Public Assistance Program, download an information packet here.

All local jurisdictions (county, cities, school districts, schools) are asked to complete the Public Damage Assessment Form as part of the PDA. The form is broken down into different categories of work. For clarification on the categories that should be used on the Damage Assessment Form, please use the Public Assistance Categories PDF. The local jurisdictions can call the Emergency Management office at (620) 221-0470. By filling out this form, you have assisted Emergency Management in the Preliminary Damage Assessment process.

For complete information on the Public Assistance process, please visit FEMA’s website.