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Strengthening Iowa’s communities by ensuring those with less achieve more.

Our mission is to be a forceful advocate in support of policies and services that address the needs of individuals and families striving for economic security.


Looking for Assistance?

Iowa Community Action Association provides resources and support to the 16 Community Action Agencies located in the state of Iowa. Click on the region to find an Iowa Community Action Agency near you.

Committed to Serve

Iowa Community Action is committed to serve the best interests of the poor, thereby serving the best interests of everyone. We are proud to offer training opportunities and have 16 different Community Action programs throughout the state.

Member Resources

Stay up to date with the latest helpful resources including webinars, articles and more.

Upcoming Trainings

Learn more about all of our programs for support the needs of individuals and families striving for economic security.


 Iowa Community Action Association works with partners, member agencies, and legislators to improve Iowa’s communities.

Our 2021 Impact

We are proud to provide services to citizens in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.

Agencies across the state of Iowa
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Money raised for Embrace Iowa Program
Families served through the FaDSS program
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Families who received financial support through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Families reduced their heating costs through Weatherization programs

Upcoming Events

  • February 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

    NCAP Management & Leadership Training Conference

    NCAP’s 2023 Management & Leadership Training Conference, is taking place February 8-10 in beautiful New Orleans, LA! The Management and Leadership Training Conference (MLTC) is targeted to board and staff leaders at

  • June 27, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 29, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

    CAPLAW National Training Conference

    The 2023 CAPLAW National Training Conference will take place at the Fairmont in the funky and vibrant city of Austin, Texas, June 27-29. Workshop tracks include: Governance Financial HR Programs

  • July 26, 2023 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

    ICAA Conference

    Save-the-Date for ICAA’s annual training conference. A tentative precon session with Wipfli is planned for Tuesday, July 25th on the OMB Uniform Guidance. Conference venue TBD.

  • August 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

    National Community Action Partnership Convention

    Pre-Convention Training: August 21-22 Convention: August 23-25 Atlanta Marriott Marquis 256 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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