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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

In collaboration with community partners, the mission of South Central Iowa Community Action Program is to provide advocacy and services for persons striving for economic security while preserving their dignity and bring about change for the benefit of the people we serve and the community at large

Our Services

Latest News

The SCICAP Early Childhood Program is excited to be a finalist for the 2021  Annual Iowa’s Healthiest State award for Early Care.

Our Head Start and Early Head Start programs are so proud of the work and strategies we have in place to ensure we promote healthy habits and eating for not only our young students and children, but their families and our staff, as well. We not only meet requirements and standards, but we go above and beyond to provide an exceptional learning environment while meeting the holistic needs our our students.

Over the past three years we have expanded staff education while implementing healthy initiatives for staff, students and families. While faced with tough decisions regarding the budget, we made the decision as a program to expand funding to promote the health and well-being of our students. A registered and licensed dietician joined our health and nutrition team earlier this year. Investing in our staff is important. Engaging our staff through education while promoting an understanding of why healthy initiatives are important is key to having a successful program.

Want to learn more?

Whatever your emergency, start by calling, stopping by one of our offices, or using the Contact Us form.

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, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To learn more click here or visit https://educateiowa.gov/pk-12/nutrition-programs.