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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

In Search of 2 Directors for Governing Board

The SCICAP Governing Board of Directors has vacant seats for a Lucas County Low-Income Representative and a Monroe County Private Sector Representative. The Low-Income board director must be recruited from persons receiving services from SCICAP including Head Start parents and must reside in Lucas County. Persons who agree to run for election for this position will have their names put on the ballot. Ballots will be placed at the Lucas County Outreach office as well as the Lucas Head Start center for low-income participants to vote. Ballots are cast for a one-week period. At the end of the voting period, the county outreach coordinator will collect and count the ballots. The person obtaining the most votes is elected as the representative to the SCICAP governing board of directors.  Please contact Brenda at 641-774-8133 ext. 223 if you would like to have your name added to the ballot.

Head Start Preschool Sign Up! 

We are excited to be accepting new children in to 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!



Customer Needs Assessment

The Community Action Network is conducting a study of the needs individuals and families may be experiencing in their lives. Information for the study will be collected by surveying our customers. The results will be considered by SCICAP for planning, developing, and delivering agency programs and services to the people that reside in our neighborhoods and communities. All replies are anonymous and will be treated confidentially. To complete the survey, you can scan the QR code or click the link. Thank you for participating. Your feedback is very valuable to us.

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.


2023 Scheduled Holidays and Closings

Friday, November 10 Veterans Day

Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday

Monday, December 25 Christmas Eve (Observed Holiday)

Tuesday, December 26 Christmas Day (Observed Holiday)

Monday, January 1 New Year’s Eve (Observed Holiday)


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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