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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.

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 Agencies 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.

Advocate

 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

  • February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 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

  • February 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    ICAA Book Club

    New ICAA Book Club Pick! The Persuaders. Note: We’ll meet every two weeks on the following days from 12:30 – 1:30pm CST Feb 9 Feb 23 Mar 9 Mar 23

  • February 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    ICAA Lyceum Lounge – Onboarding

    Join Us Here https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84652609231 February 28th from 12:30-1:30PM CST to chat with our friends, Brandon Pollard (Grant & Donor Management Coordinator) and Kalie Behle (Human Resource Coordinator) from IMPACT Community

  • 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.

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The Embrace Iowa 2022-2023 Campaign concluded with just under $343,000 raised by a generous 1,081 donors!

Iowa Community Action Association cannot thank the donors enough for their support in helping their fellow Iowan community members ❤️
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The Embrace Iowa 2022-2023 Campaign concluded with just under $343,000 raised by a generous 1,081 donors!Iowa Community Action Association cannot thank the donors enough for their support in helping their fellow Iowan community members ❤️

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Happy Golden Retriever Day from ICAA employees Golden pup, Aeris! 🐶💛

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly (60+), and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Find the VITA location nearest you: irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly (60+), and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Find the VITA location nearest you: https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/
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