Iowa Flood Funding Tracker

Welcome to the Iowa Flood Funding Tracker: the clearinghouse for all information on how federal disaster relief funds are being spent to help Iowa recover from recent flooding.

"I've heard from Iowans across my district that they were having trouble navigating the recovery process with federal agencies, and that money was not getting where it was needed.

That's why last year I demanded that eight different federal agencies tell us exactly how much money they were spending to help Iowa rebuild and strengthen itself against further disaster."

- Rep. Cindy Axne

If you have been impacted by the flood and need assistance with a federal agency, please fill out this form.

For more information on emergency resources, click here.


Total Funding for Iowa

Total federal disaster recovery dollars spent in Iowa: $580.89 million

Total grants/loans made to Iowa: 465

Grants/loans pending: 481

Revised September 9, 2020


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Update letter received on December 18, 2019

Find the letter HERE.

Dollars spent in Iowa: $408.78 million


U.S. Department of Commerce

Update letter received on December 9, 2019

Find the letter HERE.

August 12 – $8,485,749 from the Economic Development Administration to improve the levee system in Council Bluffs

Dollars spent in Iowa: $15 million


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Update letter received on November 26, 2019

Find the letter HERE.

Dollars spent in Iowa: $1.175 million


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Update letter received on November 15, 2019

Find the letter HERE.

Dollars spent in Iowa: $33 million


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Update letter received on January 14, 2020

Find the letter HERE.

New grant for Pacific Junction announced April 24, 2020: $10,784,250

New grant for rural Fremont County announced on May 26, 2020: $2,716,691

Grant to reimburse state costs (Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management) on June 17, 2020: $1,485,306.72

Grant to fund sewer pipes repair after last year's flooding resulted in failure of sanitary sewers in multiple locations (July 1, 2020): $1,436,576.49

August 5 grant for addition property buyouts in Fremont County: $1,355,388

August 19 grant for debris removal in Mills County: $1,190,804.44

Total tracked spending in Iowa: $83.39 million


U.S. Department of Transportation

Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief Program grant (2/28/20): $30.3 million

US DOT has not yet provided a full list of grants approved in Iowa.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Find the response here.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Find the response here.


Agencies that have not responded to full requests for accountability:

Department of Transportation

List updated April 16, 2020