Community Action Agencies

The Division of Community Action Agencies addresses issues facing families by bringing resources for the elderly, disabled and the low-income to the community level.


Governor Kim Reynolds Signs Future Ready Iowa Act

Future Ready Iowa WebsiteOn April 3, 2018, Governor Kim Reynolds signed the Future Ready Iowa Act.  The goal is to have 70 percent of Iowa workers obtain education or training beyond high school by 2025.  The Act creates various programs such as apprenticeships, mentorship, and scholarships.  To learn more about Future Ready Iowa, visit  


Commissions, Boards & Councils

The DHR is your partner in building better communities for all who live here. We open doors, find answers, meet challenges and develop resources. We provide a link among agencies, nonprofits and outreach groups within the state, and between federal and state programs. Our approach stems from a Commission, Board and Council structure to ensure the distinct voices of all Iowans are heard.  If you are interested in serving on a commission or board, go to to learn more about the application process.


Boards & Councils