Within the Iowa Department of Human Rights, the Community Action Agencies have several programs to help:
- Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)
This federally-funded block grant is distributed to Iowa's community action agencies for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient.
- Family Development & Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) Program
FaDSS provides services, through 18 agencies, to Family Investment Program families facing multiple barriers to self-sufficiency and provides comprehensive in-home services through certified Family Development Specialists.
- Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
This federally-funded block grant is designed to aid qualifying households in the payment of a portion of their residential heating costs for the winter heating season.
- Weatherization Assistance Program
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federal grant program established to help reduce the heating and cooling costs for low income persons, particularly the elderly, disabled, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes.
- The Iowa Department of Human Services has several programs, including food assistance, cash assistance, child care assistance, medical assistance, well child and prenatal care and family planning.
The Iowa Division of Labor Services is responsible for programs designed to protect the safety, health and economic security of all Iowans.
If you have questions about your paycheck, wages, tips, work hours, overtime, breaks, vacation pay, or the Family Medical Leave Act, contact the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division.
If you believe your employer or union has committed an unfair labor practice, contact the National Labor Relations Board.
If you need an attorney for a civil matter, but are unable to afford one, contact Iowa Legal Aid.
The Iowa State Bar Association can provide names of lawyers in your area.