Notice: Agency Operations will be limited due to current pandemic.

On Sunday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recommended all schools in the state be closed for at least four weeks. In an effort to protect our families from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Community Action Agency of Siouxland, will be closing all Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms tomorrow, March 17 for at least four weeks. Walk-in Head Start application days for both Irving and Isabelle Sloan Centers will be postponed to a later date.

The services Community Action provides are critical to low-income families and we will continue to assist people with emergencies. However, with the Center for Disease Control urging people to follow safe social distancing practices, we will be implementing new protocols. Starting tomorrow, March 17, we will be suspending all agency home visits and host agency visits. Individuals who need assistance will need to call the agency at 712-274-1610. Please do not come to the agency as our doors will be locked during the day. We will work with each person to resolve emergencies using the telephone and email. If you are in need of food, you will need to call the agency to make arrangements. Individuals with upcoming appointments will be contacted to see if we can assist remotely.


El Departamento de Salud Pública de Iowa ha aconsejado limitar el contacto personal y mantener el distanciamiento social debido a la actual pandemia de COVID-19Para cumplir y garantizar la seguridad del personal y los clientes, solo recibiremos solicitudes de asistencia por teléfono 712-274-1610. Las puertas de la agencia están cerradas. Las consultas en persona y las citas sin cita no serán aceptadas en este momento. Los alimentos de emergencia aún estarán disponibles llamando al número anterior y haciendo los arreglos necesarios. Le agradecemos su comprensión durante estos tiempos difíciles.

Apply for energy assistance

Please see the Energy Assistance page here for a list of documents that are required before applying. If you applied for unemployment because of the Covid-19 virus, please fill out the minimal income form and attach it with your other documents at the end of your application or mail it to us.

Click Here for a Minimal Income Form - English
Click Here for a Minimal Income Form - Spanish

Apply Online Here

Community Action Agency of Siouxland Seeks Nominees for Board Position

The Community Action Agency of Siouxland is now accepting nominations to represent low-income families for its Board of Directors. Elected positions represent a defined geographic area in Sioux City and rural Woodbury County. Those who are currently using or have used services at Community Action Agency are encouraged to serve on the board

Head Start / Early Head Start

Now taking applications for Head Start and Early Head Start for the 2019-2020 school year. Please call 712-274-1610 for information.

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Community Action Agency of Siouxland is a community-focused nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to helping people and changing lives.

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The Facts On:

Food & Nutrition

Access to healthy food is the basis for successful living.


Percentage of Woodbury County school children enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program.


Percentage of Iowans recieving Food Assistance from SNAP.


Number of Woodbury County families helped by Community Action with food in 2014

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Children & Families

Low-income families need assistance with preparing their preschool children for school.


Number of low income families in Iowa with children


Percentage of children in Woodbury County attending pre-school in 2013


Number of children in Iowa at or below 200% of poverty not in pre-school in 2013

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and Energy Assistance

CAA Siouxland's

weatherization and energy assistance services ensures low-income household's save energy and stay warm in cold weather.


Number of households assisted with energy costs in Woodbury County in 2014


Number of households benefitting from weatherization services in Woodbury County in 2014

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in Crisis

commonly need employment re-training.


Average social security annual income


135% of 2014 Federal poverty level

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100 – 140

individuals on any given night in Siouxland are staying in an emergency shelter.

Greater than


families and individuals on any given night in Siouxland are living on the streets in Siouxland.

More than


of Iowa’s children experience homelessness each year according to the data collected by the McKinney-Vento Educational Programs. Iowa ranks 20th in the number of homeless children and 31st in the percentage of children who are homeless. Of the 142,000 children living in poverty in Iowa, seven out of every one hundred (7%) are homeless.