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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

SCICAP has three open seats on the Governing Board. We are recruiting people who receive services from our community action agency including Head Start parents who reside in Clarke, Lucas, and Monroe Counties. Persons who agree to run for election for the position have their names put on the ballot. Ballots are placed in the county outreach office as well as Head Start centers 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 collects and counts the ballots. The person obtaining the most votes is elected as the representative to the SCICAP Governing Board of Directors. Please contact us if your are interested in serving on our board.

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.