Welcome to
North Iowa Community Action!

Our mission at NICAO is to provide quality services that empower people in need to achieve and sustain economic stability through collaborative efforts. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more about NICAO services and support our agency.  Thanks for visiting!

How do I apply for services?

Individual and Family Support

Program services include Outreach, Crisis and Disaster, Home Visitation, and Volunteer Tax Assistance. Please call (800) 873-1899 or (641) 423-7766 for application information.

Home and Energy

Programs include the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Weatherization Program. Please call (800) 873-1899 for (641) 423-7766 for information.

Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition services available include Family Planning, WIC, Maternal Health, Child and Adolescent Health, and Living with HIV. Please call (800) 657-5856 or (641) 423-5044 for program requirements.

Early Childhood Learning

Early childhood learning programs include Head Start, Early Head Start, and the Early Start Enterprise home visitation program. Please call (641) 494-1891 or (866) 836-3124 for more information.


How Can I Help?

2020 Agency Results

1 in 12

  NICAO served 1 in 12 people in our service area for a total of 11,365 individuals. 


 of individuals served by NICAO were children under the age of 18 years of age. 


of households served by NICAO earned some type of employment income.


 of the households NICAO served earned less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level.