To: Adam Lounsbury, Executive Director, Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service
From: Governor Kim Reynolds
Date: March 20, 2020
Re: Deployment of Iowa AmeriCorps members for Disaster Assistance
Pursuant to Section One of the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed March 17th, 2020 and the severity of the public health emergency occurring throughout Iowa with the COVID-19 outbreak, please suspend any state polices, contract or grant award provisions necessary to allow any Iowa AmeriCorps members and staff serving on grants made or administered by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service to provide assistance. Furthermore, while any member or staff should not be required to fulfill their term of service or official duties by providing disaster assistance aid, please allow for AmeriCorps members or staff to use time spent with disaster assistance towards their grant or member service hours as allowable by federal laws regulating AmeriCorps.
Please set any reasonable limitations to this allowance as you see fit to prevent any unnecessary hardships to local AmeriCorps programs and the valuable services AmeriCorps members are providing to Iowa’s communities.
Governor of Iowa