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…

Everything we can to help

April 8, 2020 Community Action has been here supporting low-income families in southeast Iowa for 54 years. When there is a crisis and nowhere to turn, we will do everything we can to help. During this pandemic, it is no different. We have an amazing staff who serve families and help others in these unprecedented times. We are dedicated to…

CSBG Disaster Supplemental Public Review and Comment Period

Iowans have an opportunity to review and comment on Iowa’s Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Disaster Supplemental Community Needs Assessment and CSBG Disaster Supplemental Allocation Formula.  Read the full letter here. See the CSBG Disaster Supplemental Community Needs Assessment and Allocation Formula here.