News & Updates

News & Updates2017-12-22T14:48:29+00:00

Sieda Community Action’s COVID-19 Response

Letters from the Executive Director on Sieda Community Action’s COVID-19 Response May 14, 2020 With the Governor easing restrictions state wide, there may be people with questions about when Sieda Community Action will be returning to business as usual. Sieda's leadership team is currently working on a plan to reopen our offices to the public. We are examining a [...]

March 17th, 2020|Agency News|

Public Review of the Iowa’s CSBG CARES Supplemental State Plan

NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT IOWA COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT CARES SUPPLEMENTAL DES MOINES – Iowans have an opportunity to review and comment on Iowa’s Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) CARES Supplemental State Plan. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) were signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides $1 [...]

August 5th, 2020|Agency News|

Opioid Overdose Prevention Free

In an effort to further reduce the number of opioid-involved deaths in Iowa, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), in partnership with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, is sponsoring a new initiative that makes NARCAN® 4mg nasal spray (naloxone) available for free at local pharmacies. NARCAN® is the antidote for an opioid overdose, blocking the opioid’s [...]

August 3rd, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Iowa’s Tobacco 21 Law

On June 29th, 2020, Governor Reynolds signed a new law into effect for Iowa. The law raises the legal age to 21 to purchase tobacco, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, including vapor products, and cigarettes. The alcohol beverage division of commerce will also develop a tobacco compliance employee training program not to exceed 2 hours in length for employees [...]

July 20th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Available for Sieda’s Area

Sieda provides the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program. For anyone living in Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren, or Wapello counties that meets the following requirements. The TBRA program is currently full, however, we are accepting applications for the waiting list. TBRA provides subsidized housing for tenant based housing. It is a rental subsidy that helps make up [...]

July 17th, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

2018-2019 Head Start Annual Report

Sieda Community Action has released the 2018-2019 Head Start Annual Report.  This report describes the work and summarizes information about the Sieda Head Start program. Head Start addresses the educational needs of the children 3-5 years of age as well as the health, nutrition, social, mental health and literary needs.  Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive [...]

July 15th, 2020|Agency News, Child Development|

Cocktails to Go Legislation

Iowa has become the first state in the nation to permanently legalize cocktails-to-go. A temporary measure was enacted earlier in the year to provide businesses some economic relief due to closures because of COVID-19. Other states also considering the measure are Texas, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C. In addition to mixed drinks, carry-out, and delivery of bottles of [...]

July 10th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Disaster Proclamation Issued for Van Buren County

Governor Kim Reynolds issued a Disaster Proclamation on June 29th for Fayette and Van Buren counties in response to a severe storm system starting June 20. This activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAG) for qualifying residents, along with the Disaster Case Management Program. Consequently, Sieda Community Action is accepting applications for the (IIAG) Program for Van Buren [...]

2020 County School Supply Events

Sieda Community Action and additional groups in the counties we serve will be holding a variety of back to school resource events. For your county and the event(s) that might be a helpful source of school-supplies please look at the table below. There are many wonderful and generous groups in the counties we serve that are doing what they [...]

June 29th, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Sieda Head Start 2019-2020 School Year

The last months of preschool went out with fizzle rather than the year's typical sizzle. Although our teachers across our 7 counties continued to connect with their students in a variety of ways. Including having many families sharing their children doing many activities. From holding a chicken for their farm study, to plant and tree scavenger hunts, to decorating [...]

June 17th, 2020|Child Development|
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