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Community Action Programs

Wide Range of Programs

Our 16 agencies offer services ranging from housing assistance to Head Start preschool centers. Each agency offers different programs and services. Not all services are available in all areas of the state. 

Find out what programs are available in your area.

Featured Programs

Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA and has been established to help qualifying low-income homeowners and renters in Iowa pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

Head Start

Head Start services are provided to preschool-aged children (age 3 to kindergarten age). Children receive a high-quality education in a classroom of 15-20 children with two or three adults.

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS)

FaDSS helps families create opportunities for self-sufficiency through strengths-based assessment and referral services.


We help families and individuals with limited income save money on their utility bills. We do this by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.  By conserving energy, we are also helping the environment.

Food Pantry

Our food pantries provide food assistance to families in need through donations received from local churches, organizations, clubs and private individuals.


Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program

WIC is a federally funded program that has been providing food assistance, nutrition education and referrals to other social services agencies since 1974.