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

Community Action Agency of Siouxland continues to help Siouxland families who need help during this pandemic. 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.

Apply for energy assistance

If you received assistance last year you may apply online. Only household’s with a member 60 and over OR a disabled person can apply in October. If you do not meet that criteria and apply online in October, your application will be denied and you will have to make an appointment after November 1st.

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Assistance Programs

Welcome to Community Action Agency of Siouxland! Thank you for taking the time to fill out this online form which will help us better serve you with many of the services we have to offer.

If you have received services before, you will be able to update the information we have for you in our system.

If you need help completing the online application, please call our office at 712-274-1610. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Early Childhood Programs

Now taking applications for Head Start and Early Head Start for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to start the application process please click this link and someone will follow up with you to complete the application process or call us at 712-274-1610 x241.

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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.