Fundraiser

We’re selling Rada Cutlery to raise money for our agency public relations committee. Support us by shopping at this link: https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=4674788.5f57a5d before Nov 16, 2020. When ordered before November 16th products should arrive before Christmas if you want to order presents. You may also order at our Central Office through the catalog. Payment is due when ordering. Products include: kitchen utensils,…

New Utility Assistance Program with IFA

The Iowa Finance Authority has a new Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. This provides eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to a COVID-19 related loss of income. Payments through the program will be made directly to utility providers and applied to the applicant’s account.The application deadline is November 20, 2020. See their website for more information, income limits, FAQs,…

We Got the Grant!

Head Start applied for and received notice that we were approved for our grant for a new FIVE year cycle! AND we got some great funds to help with revamping locations, acquiring new locations, and modernizing!!! We are VERY excited to be funded for the next five years. Head Start and Early Head Start are programs where children and families…

Zoom Class

Community Action is a leader in anti-poverty efforts across the nation and a worker here locally. Zoom in to learn about Community Action, agency programs, services, local poverty, and resources. This Zoom Class is geared towards those new to Southeast Iowa, new in the social service field, or know little about Community Action. Here is the agenda for the class.…

Public Review and Comment CSBG CARES Supplemental State Plan

August 7 – 19, 2020 is the open comment period for the CSBG CARES Supplemental State Plan. Public Notice Content Summary State Plan Draft As the public notice states: comments may be submitted to dcaa@iowa.gov More information can be found on the Department of Human Right Website. CSBG = Community Services Block Grant CARES = Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic…

Apply for Head Start

Online Application for Head Start and Early Head Start Or contact any of the Head Start Locations Corse School Parent Update Letter Opening June 15, 2020 Update Letter Description of Programs Classroom Locations and Facebook links For More Information and Reports

Fort Madison Paint-A-Thon

We’re happy to be a part of the Fort Madison Paint-A-Thon again this year! Repairs, beautification, and connections make a difference in the lives of homeowners where you live! Thank you to all the partners that make this possible: Kempker’s True Value & Rental, Community Action of Southeast Iowa, Iowa Fertilizer Company, Climax, Scotts, Siemens, FMCH, Connection Bank & Insurance,…

Housing Assistance

We know many people in southeast Iowa have been affected by a loss of income. This can make paying for housing difficult. Iowa Finance Authority has started an assistance program done completely online that may be able to help renters or those with a mortgage if they have a documented loss of income due to COVID-19. More information here: For…

Public COVID-19 Survey Summary

Thank you to everyone who took or passed along the survey. Healthy coping skills and mental health were at the top of the list for household concerns for everyone. Those of low income chose these more frequently as great needs than those above 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The survey made very evident that low-income households have greater…

May is Community Action Month

We are excited to announce that May 2020 is Community Action Month, a celebration of the accomplishments of Community Action Agencies across the country who are a robust state and local force—reaching children and families in 99 percent of America’s counties with life-changing services that create pathways to prosperity. As a Community Action Agency we are committed to the Promise…