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Welcome to South Central Iowa Community Action Program

We provide a variety of programs to assist families with different needs. Our trained staff work with families to help them overcome everyday problems with food, housing, money management, education, and employment, so that they may achieve self-sufficiency.

Our Mission

                 SCICAP empowers individuals and families with services to become self-sufficient and contribute positively to their communities.

Our Services

Head Start Preschool Sign Up! 

We are excited to be accepting new children into our full day 3- and 4-year-old Head Start Preschool Programs and Early Head Start Programs in all five counties! 

Our Early Head Start Program serves pregnant moms, infants and toddlers up to age 3.  We offer a home-based visitation option and a center-based Monday thru Friday program in Leon.

Click HERE to apply! NO COST to qualifying families!

Call 641-774-8133 EXT 238 to learn more!



Online Energy Assistance Application

Click here to apply!

Want to learn more?

Whatever your emergency please contact us by calling or using the Contact Us form.


2024 Scheduled Holidays and Closings

Monday, February 19 President’s Day

Monday, May 27 Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4 Independence Day

Monday, September 2 Labor Day

Monday, November 11 Veterans Day

Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 29 Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday, December 24 Christmas Eve 

Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day 

Wednesday, January 1, 2025, New Year’s Day 

 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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