Illinois Disaster Assistance Program

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

The Illinois Disaster Assistance Program (IDAP) is a flood relief initiative funded by a $30.5 million grant from the US Health and Human Services agency. DHS' Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness administers this one-time Social Services Block Grant to serve Illinois residents who were impacted by the 2008 floods that affected 29 Illinois counties between January 1 and September 30, 2008. All funding is channeled through the counties.

IDAP has contracted with the individual counties, or their community-based designee, to use the dollars they receive to help individuals, families and health and human services organizations for health/social services related expenses incurred as a result of the disasters.