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

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Releases Annual Report

(ANKENY) – The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) released its fiscal year 2020 annual report on December 11th, 2020. Overall, total liquor sales were $367.3 million, an increase of 8.2 percent over the previous fiscal year, and over $133 million dollars was transferred to the State’s General Fund for appropriation by the Iowa legislature. The time period for this [...]

December 23rd, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Sieda Community Action Closed for Holidays

Sieda's offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will reopen on Monday, December 28 at 8:00 a.m. Sieda will also be closed for the New Year's Day holiday on Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1. We will reopen on Monday,  January 4 at 8:00 a.m. Please take our [...]

December 16th, 2020|Agency News|

Responsible Gifting This Holiday

During this holiday season gift-givers will often purchase lottery scratch-off cards as a stocking stuffer or to add to a greeting card. Scratch-off cards can be a gift that has the possibility of it becoming an even bigger gift.  Lottery tickets, however, shouldn't be gifted to minors. This is why the Holiday Lottery Responsible Gifting Campaign returns every December to encourage people to [...]

December 7th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

National Eviction Moratorium

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants in the U.S to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order will be in effect until December 31, 2020. This declaration is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC’s order temporarily halting residential evictions (not including foreclosures [...]

December 2nd, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Gambling and Gaming Problems Increasing

With many teens and young adults spending more time alone, the vulnerability to gaming problems is increasing. Moreover, young people are experiencing more isolation and boredom and less connection. For some, much less competition through sports is occurring. As one person put it, “COVID-19 is the gasoline on the gaming fire.” Even if money or micro-transactions (skins, loot boxes, [...]

December 1st, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Strategies

Nicotine poisoning exposure cases are increasing as e-cigarettes products have increased in the United States. The increasing use of e-cigarettes and ever-changing product designs.  Particularly the development of new products with high nicotine levels increases the risks for children. Nicotine is a toxic substance whose ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting, as well as circulatory and respiratory effects. You can [...]

November 17th, 2020|Behavioral Health and Treatment Services|

Children and Senior Christmas Programs in our Counties

Sieda is working hard to secure the opportunity for low-income families to receive in some way gifts for Christmas. We have programs in December for the pre-qualified low-income senior households in several counties. As well as, Children's gifts for 0-18 year-olds living in low-income homes in multiple counties. Plus, our centers provide Heating Assistance (LIHEAP) for those that qualify. [...]

November 9th, 2020|Agency News, Housing Stabilization|

Sieda Successfully Completes 2020 Agency Financial Audit

Wipfli LLP released an audit report on Southern Iowa Economic Development Association doing business as Sieda Community Action in Ottumwa, Iowa. Sieda's financial statements, as audited by Wipfli LLP, reported that the Agency had revenues of $9,935,035 for the year ended June 30, 2020, which was a 9% decrease from the prior year. Support included $9,628,920 from governmental contracts, [...]

November 4th, 2020|Family Support Services|
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