- New Opportunities, Inc.
- Hawkeye Area Community Action Program
- Community Action of Eastern Iowa
- MATURA Action Corporation
- Mid-Iowa Community Action
- Mid-Sioux Opportunity
- North Iowa Community Action Organization
- Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation
- Operation: New View Community Action Agency
- Operation Threshold
- IMPACT Community Action Partnership
- South Central Iowa Community Action Program
- Community Action of Southeast Iowa
- Southern Iowa Economic Development Association
- Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.
- West Central Community Action
- Community Action Agency of Siouxland
Last year 1,905 Iowa families reduced their heating costs through weatherization programs, and 14,363 families received financial support for emergency energy assistance (Read More).
North Iowa Community Action Organization's Official Website: http://www.nicao-online.org/
North Iowa Community Action Organization (NICAO)
NICAO is one of 18 Community Actions agencies in Iowa, and part of a national network of Community Action organizations created by the Economic Opportunity Act in 1964. The organization is a private, not-for-profit organization governed by a local Board of Directors, 1/3 of whom are elected officials, 1/3 represent the private sector, and 1/3 are consumers of services or elected low income advocates. NICAO maintains office locations and Head Start classrooms in 9 North Central Iowa Iowa counties.
In order to reduce poverty in our communities, NICAO works to better focus available local, state, private, and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
To enrich the growth and development of children, individuals, and families in North Central Iowa by empowering them to make life-choices which move them all towards self-sufficiency.
Vision and Values:
- Low-income people become more self-sufficient and achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive environments.
- Low-income people have improved living conditions and own a stake in their community.
- Partnerships and community collaborations strengthen services to families, create opportunites to develop new advocates for low income people, and increase the capacity to achieve results.
- The causes and conditions of poverty are addressed through a focus on individual and community needs and community networking.
NICAO Annual Reports