What is Community Action?
Community Action is a network of 17 independent non-profit community action agencies working across the state to address the causes and conditions of poverty. Iowa’s community action agencies (CAAs) identify the unique needs of the poverty population within their communities and design programs to meet those needs. Although Community Action Agencies across the state administer several similar programs, each agency has the ability to tailor its services to the needs of local communities. Iowa’s CAAs possess extremely efficient and effective delivery systems that maximize more than $200 million in federal, state, and local resources providing services to citizens in all of Iowa’s 99 counties. From workforce readiness to weatherization and Head Start to heating assistance, Iowa’s CAAs and their dedicated staff are truly helping people and changing lives.
For more information on the Community Action Agency serving you or to give in support of your local CAA, just fill out our quick and easy form. A community action staff member will help connect you to the program and agency that can help.