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

Educating, advocating for, and connecting Community Action Agencies to amplify a unified voice in service of Iowans facing economic hardship.

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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 Agencies throughout the state.

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Upcoming Trainings

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

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 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.

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Upcoming Events

  • March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    ICAA Lyceum Lounge – Making a Difference Inside & Outside of Community Action

    Join Us Here https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84652609231 Tuesday, March 28th from 12:30-1:30PM CST to chat with our friend, Whitney Sanger, Creative Communications & Development Director at HACAP. We asked Whitney to talk with

  • June 27 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 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 @ 8:00 am - August 25 @ 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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The Iowa Youth Congress and State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 term. Applications will be open until May 31st.

Iowa Youth Congress empowers youth from across the state to learn and use the legislative process to create change for young people in Iowa. Members from diverse backgrounds will learn about state and local government, advocacy and civic engagement and strengthen their skills in public speaking, problem-solving, communication, and civil discourse. IYC is modeled after the Iowa House of Representatives and accepts up to 100 high school-aged participants. Interested youth can apply here: bit.ly/IowaYouthCongress2023

The State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC) is a group of 21 youth between the ages of 14-20 from across the state of Iowa whose main objective is to inform the Governor, general assembly, and other policy/decision makers on issues youth face within the state and solutions to those issues. Members conduct research, draft documents and resources, and advocate directly to those in power. Interested youth can apply here: bit.ly/SIYAC2023

To learn more about Iowa Youth Congress and the State of Advisory Youth Council, visit: humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/iowa-youth-congress & humanrights.iowa.gov/cjjp/siyac
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Did you know that the average taxpayer pays only $11.42 per year to help fund the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Department of Energy Home Weatherization program? For just three cents per day, you're helping make a lifechanging difference for Iowa's most vulnerable!
You can learn more about Community Action Programming here: iowacommunityaction.org/community-action-programs/
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Did you know that the average taxpayer pays only $11.42 per year to help fund the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Department of Energy Home Weatherization program? For just three cents per day, youre helping make a lifechanging difference for Iowas most vulnerable!
You can learn more about Community Action Programming here: https://iowacommunityaction.org/community-action-programs/
And you can read more about these calculations here: https://rise.articulate.com/share/ElkcrXioBePyjb0pOqeaHVAacaXyEZfv#/lessons/9mPVHAWnbY19ut8vKM1N5DAoot3mHuEo
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