Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation

Serving Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek

NEICAC MISSION ~ Through dynamic partnerships, quality family services, advocacy and education, NEICAC advances community development and improves social and economic conditions for individuals and families with limited resources.

NEW: Client Needs Assessment Survey

Iowa’s Community Action Network is conducting a survey to study the needs that individuals and families may be experiencing in their lives.

Click here for more information!

La Red de Acción Comunitaria de Iowa está realizando una encuesta para estudiar las necesidades que las personas y las familias pueden estar experimentando en sus vidas.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP is a federally-funded program designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating by providing a one-time payment to the heating utility.

Applications Are Being Accepted:

October 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024: Ages 60+ and/or Disabled

November 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024: Everyone Else

Make a Donation – Change a Life

Charitable donations made to NEICAC are always needed and may have a tax benefit to the donor.

NEICAC Dashboard Reports!

Check out what we’ve been up to. Click below to read our monthly agency and program updates.

Early Head Start Program Accepting Applications

Early Head Start is a home visitation program that provides services to eligible pregnant women and children ages birth to three years old. Services are provided in Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, & Winneshiek Counties.


Volunteers are needed to pick up local food rescue, stock shelves, accept, weigh, and sort donations, assemble boxes of food, and more.

If you are interested in this rewarding opportunity ~ Contact Karen at khenry@neicac.org or 563-382-8436 for more information!


We Help Individuals and Families in Northeast Iowa

Chat with us if you need help with the following featured crisis assistance services and to learn other ways in which we might be able to assist you.

Get in Touch

You can browse our help articles, start a conversation online by clicking on the green “Chat with an Expert” box, or book an appointment with one of our team members.


Head Start & Early Head Start provides high-quality home visiting and preschool for children 0-5 years.

The Transit program promotes community development with safe and affordable transportation to the public. Call 1-866-382-4259 to schedule a ride.

FaDSS provides services that promote, empower, and nurture families toward economic and emotional


Family Services Offices operate a Crisis Assistance Program which provides financial assistance for those facing a crisis or emergency. NEICAC also operates several food pantries with both food and personal products.

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program can help with a supplemental payment of residential heating costs. Eligible households can also receive financial assistance with past due utility bills and furnace repair or replacement.

The WAP Program helps to improve housing safety, comfort and affordability to eligible households.

The Housing Program provides safe and affordable housing to seniors, individuals with disabilities and individuals and families with

limited resources.

The CACFP provides meal reimbursement and nutrition education to registered child care providers.


NEICAC serves the counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Clayton, Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard, & Winneshiek. We provide services to over 10,000 individuals each year. Our work enables individuals and families in Northeast Iowa to live, work, and contribute to their communities.


Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) is a 501(c)3 private non-profit operating in NE Iowa. Charitable donations are always needed and have a tax benefit to the donor.

Our organization has earned the 2022 Gold Seal of Transparency with Candid! You can support our work with trust and confidence by viewing our #NonprofitProfile