Financial assistance is now available for homeowners and small businesses impacted by the devastating floods and storms in 2008. The $40 million Jumpstart Iowa program, created by Governor Chet Culver in September, provides support to homeowners for rebuilding, repairs, or $1,000 per month for mortgage assistance. Small businesses can receive up to $50,000 in a forgivable loan.

Applications for Jumpstart Housing and Small Business assistance is available on-line at www.jumpstart.iowa.gov or by calling 866-849-0323.