News & Updates

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

Sieda Seeks Candidate for Board of Directors

Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates from Davis County to serve as a low-income representative* on our board of directors. Sieda’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the nonprofit corporation and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, including matters related to the establishment of the agency goals and objectives, the agency's program planning, the agency's budget, and [...]

April 22nd, 2019|Agency News|

Sieda to Hold 2019 Banquet and Silent Auction

On May 3, Sieda will hold our annual banquet and silent auction at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa. The evening features live music from Cameron Steinbach, remarks from our honorary chair, Gary Collins, and Arlene McAtee, Executive Director of Mid Iowa Community Action, will share her story. Plus we’ll have all the food, fun, and fellowship you could possibly handle. Join us as we celebrate [...]

April 20th, 2019|Agency News|

Sieda Taking Applications for Iowa Individual Assistance Grant in Appanoose, Davis, Mahaska, and Wapello Counties

Sieda Community Action is accepting applications for the Iowa Individual Assistant Grant Program (IIAG) for Appanoose, Davis, Mahaska, and Wapello Counties. With the Governor's disaster declaration, low-income residents are eligible for up to $5,000 to address issues resulting from the recent flooding. The IIAG helps households with incomes up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level or a [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Agency News, Family Support Services, Housing Stabilization|

Strange Things are Happening in Sieda Head Starts and our Partner Centers

Our Sieda Head Start Centers and our school partnership preschool classes have shared some very creative activities and events. They've had several busy months full of family, learning, and loads of creativity. For example, across several centers, we've seen spring temperatures, crazy socks, dino eggs, cup towers, hat-shaped snacks, fancy doors, wockets, and loads of family fun.  [...]

April 8th, 2019|Child Development|

Sieda Gambling Prevention Curriculum for High School Students

Sieda Behavioral Health and Treatment Services Prevention Staff started providing Gambling Prevention services on January 2nd, 2019. In conjunction with the new Integrated Provider Network. There is a set curriculum our Prevention Staff have been encouraged to facilitate, Stacked Deck. This curriculum will be shared in our counties with area high school students. Stacked Deck is an evidence-based, school-based [...]

Winter Moratorium Extended to May 13, 2019

Iowa customers approved under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or Weatherization Program cannot be disconnected during the state’s annual winter moratorium under Iowa Code 476.20(2). The annual moratorium usually runs from November 1 to April 1. Due to current disasters that will be extended. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued proclamations of disaster emergency because of continuing [...]

April 1st, 2019|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Binge Drinking Caution from Sieda Behavioral Health & Treatment Services

Binge Drinking We have heard the term before and equate it with a person drinking 20-30 beers on a weekend. Binge drinking is defined with a lot less alcohol than what most people think.  Binge drinking is a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) to .08 or above.  This typically happens when men consume [...]

March 25th, 2019|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Appanoose County Head Start Exploring

Our Sieda Head Start Centers preschool classes have been busy and it's great that they have shared some of their fun with us. The preschoolers at the Appanoose County Sieda Head Start in Centerville are learning in many fun ways. For example, over the last couple of months, they have been building, testing, and exploring simple machines, plus having family [...]

March 20th, 2019|Child Development|

Fun and Learning at the Cardinal Preschool with Head Start

Our Sieda Head Start and our partnership preschool classes sent in pictures to give us a peek into their activities. Cardinal School District and Sieda Head Start had an exciting visitor, yummy learning, and trying new things. Creative Sieda Head Start Snacks Trying honey and comb for their bug study. [...]

March 20th, 2019|Family Support Services|

National Child And Adult Care Food Program Week

Sieda Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is celebrating National CACFP Week from March 17-23. The Sieda CACFP program currently serves child care providers across 12 counties. Furthermore, they work with 8 Sieda Head Start locations in our seven central counties. Sieda CACFP Counties Appanoose       Davis       Jefferson       Keokuk       Lucas    [...]

March 13th, 2019|Agency News, Child Development|