A Place of Your Own

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ISU Extension Office

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

A Place of Your Own is an online class to prepare individuals for home ownership. The cost is $45, which includes 5 lessons and a certification exam with unlimited retakes. A class such as this may be required in order to receive some home loans. For more information call the ISU Extension at 515-294-5247 or visit the ISU Extension Online Store at https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Homebuyer-Education-eCourse-A-Place-of-Your-Own

Other resources (both free and paid) are also available at the Extension Store.

Autism Support Program

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Magellan of Iowa

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-317-3738

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Autism Support Program provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to eligible children.

Eligibility requirements:
-Under 9 years old at time of application
-Autism diagnosis by a child psychiatrist, developmental pediatrician, or clinical psychologist within 24 months of date of application
-Child does not qualify for Medicaid or coverage under a commercial insurance plan
-Meets specified Federal Poverty Level income guidelines (under 400% of FPL)

Career Link

Contact

563-441-4372

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This program can provide income-based financial assistance to individuals pursuing vocational training programs that do not qualify for traditional financial aid. Examples of programs that may qualify include production welding, truck driving, logistics, industrial maintenance, CNC machinist, ProE Basics, Industrial electricity, Lab Technician, alternative energy, food service/dietary manager, clerk/receptionist, home care aid, and certified nurse aid.

Cedar County Case Management

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400 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-1726

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Individual case management services were developed to help you and your family makes choices about the kind of services you want, to encourage you to participate in deciding who will provide those services, and allow you to take responsibility for setting goals and working toward them.

Community Action of Eastern IA- Financial Assistance

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101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only

Provide applications for the US Bank program Reach for a Star. A program to assist low-income households with a Christmas gift.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Coats for Kids

Contact

101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320
Hours / Days of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Coats for Kids is a program to provide coats for children from a coat drive through KCRG TV.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Community Services Department

Contact

101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320
Hours / Days of Operation:

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

The Community Services Department performs customer intake, assesses needs, and determines eligibility for many of the programs the agency offers such as Coats for Kids, crisis utility disconnection assistance, FaDSS, Fair Conditioner Program, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP), Head Start/Early Head Start Preschool, School Supply Program, Youth Recreation Scholarships, and Weatherization.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Community Services Department

Contact

1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761
(inside Muscatine Mall)

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8am-12pm; 1pm-4:30pm. Wednesdays by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Community Services Department performs customer intake, assesses needs, and determines eligibility for many of the programs the agency offers such as crisis utility disconnection assistance, FaDSS, Fair Conditioner Program, Kids Coat Connection, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP), Head Start/Early Head Start Preschool, School Supply Program, Youth Recreation Scholarships, and Weatherization.

 

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Crisis Utility Assistance

Contact

1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Applications on Wednesday by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Crisis utility assistance is available to low-income households who have a disconnection for heat or electric service. Assistance is only available once in a 12 month period.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Kids Coat Connection

Contact

1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Applications on Wednesday by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Kids Coat Connection program provides winter coats for children provided through community coat donations.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa-Crisis Utility Assistance

Contact

101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320
Hours / Days of Operation:

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Crisis utility assistance is available to low-income households who have a disconnection for heat or electric service. Assistance is only available once in a 12 month period.

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine

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208 West Second Street, Suite 213
Muscatine, IA 52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

M-Th 8am -5pm
F 8am - 3pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit that helps you invest in the organizations and causes you care about most. The Community Foundation manages more than 200 charitable funds and endowments with assets of over $24 million. These funds are established by individuals, families, businesses and organizations. Together with our donors, we fulfill our mission to strengthen Muscatine County through philanthropy.

Established in 1999, the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine was among the first 100 to be confirmed in compliance with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. Today there are about 500 accredited community foundations in the United States. Our programs and services touch hundreds of charities and thousands of Muscatine County residents each year.

The Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine actively works to improve the quality of life in Muscatine County through philanthropy.

To accomplish this mission we will:
Build a substantial endowment to provide for community needs for generations to come.

Serve donors' needs by providing flexible, convenient and cost-effective means to achieve charitable giving goals.

Educate the public about charitable giving strategies and encourage inclusion of charitable giving in wills.

Promote philanthropy in the service area.

Provide a neutral place for collaboration of community improvement initiatives.

Donated Dental Services (DDS)

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900 Northpark Drive
Johnston, IA 50131

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Donated Dental Services is a program that connects dental providers who are willing to donate their (non-emergency) services with individuals who might not be able to pay for dental care otherwise.

Eligibility: Individuals lacking adequate income to pay for the dental services who meet at least one of the following:
-having a permanent disability
-65 years of age or older
-meet definition of "medically fragile"

Call 515-251-8000 (local) or 800-985-0034 (toll-free) for more information.

Early Childhood Iowa Muscatine County

Contact

149 Colorado Street,

Muscatine, IA 52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

Mon-Fri Hours Vary Please call or email for assistance.

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Resource updated: February 3, 2020
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ECIMC provides financial support to families in Muscatine County through Preschool, Daycare & Transportation Scholarships. Families can apply for our Early Learning Scholarships on an annual basis. ECIMC also assists in funding numerous programs throughout the county to better serve our children ages 0-5.

Vision: Every Child in Muscatine County, beginning at birth, will be healthy and realize their full potential.

Mission: ECIMC is a community group promoting the well-being and healthy development of Muscatine County children ages 0-5 by optimizing strengths and eliminating barriers for children and their families.

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Co-Op/REC

Contact

Headquarters: 1705 West 3rd Street
Wilton, IA 52778
563-732-2211

Wapello Service Center:
829 Washington Street
Wapello, IA 52653
319-523-2411

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

RECare: This is an energy assistance program to help pay for winter heating and weatherization. To donate, print the donation form located on the website and attach to your donation to return with your bill.

Louis the Lightning Bug: This educational program teaches kids about electrical safety. For questions or to schedule call 1-800-728-1242 or email janet.davis@easterniowa.com.

Employment and Training Specialist- MCC

Contact

563-288-6177

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Employment and Training Specialist through Muscatine Community College can help prospective students plan out education and career paths and connect them to resources including possible financial assistance.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Contact

3500 Oak View Drive, Suite A
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-7944

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program provides financial/technical assistance to qualifying agricultural producers with contracts up to 10 years.

Erika Kate Hope Alliance

Contact

PO Box 262
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Erika Kate Hope Alliance provides financial assistance and support to families with children suffering from life-threatening heart disease. See website for more information or to apply for assistance.

Financial Literacy Coalition

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129 W 2nd Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Financial Literacy Coalition was created to strengthen the financial literacy of individuals and families in Muscatine.

The website provides information on the goals and successes of the program, as well as listings of current offerings of Financial Peace University.

Free Tax Return Preparation Assistance

Contact

VITA and TCE: 800-906-9887
TCE through AARP: 888-227-7669

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers assistance with preparing and online filing of income tax returns for qualifying individuals. Per the IRS website, qualifying individuals include "people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns".

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is geared toward those 60 years and older or with questions regarding pension and retirement concerns.

Both programs have an online locator tool for assistance or you may call 800-906-9887 for the VITA and TCE programs or 888-227-7669 for TCE programs run through AARP.

General Assistance-Cedar County

Contact

400 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Cedar County General Assistance provides emergency payments and/or vouchers to individuals or families in need of immediate assistance or people who cannot obtain assistance from any other source.

Genesis Health System Voucher Program: Mammograms and Ultrasounds

Contact

563-421-1921
563-421-1908
1-888-532-7140

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Voucher Programs through Genesis Health System are funded by a Susan G. Komen For the Cure- Quad Cities grant. Services provided by The Voucher Programs include mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and medical alert/Lymphedema precautions bracelets. Contact Corie Boris at 563-421-1921 or Kim Turner at 563-421-1908 or 1-888-532-7140 for more information.

Genesis Health System Voucher Program: Mammograms and Ultrasounds

Contact

563-421-1921
563-421-1908
1-888-532-7140

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The voucher programs through Genesis Health System are funded by a Susan G. Komen For the Cure- Quad Cities grant. Services provided by The Voucher Programs include mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and medical alert/Lymphedema precautions bracelets. Contact Corie Boris at 563-421-1921 or Kim Turner at 563-421-1908 or 1-888-532-7140 for more information.

Green Path Debt Solutions

Contact

Inside RIA Credit Union
4343 Utica Ridge Road
Bettendorf, I 52722
800-550-1961
855-776-6732 (to schedule appointments)

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Green Path Debt Solutions offers debt/loan counseling, debt management, credit report review, housing/bankruptcy assistance, and more debt-related services. The Iowa location in in the Bettendorf RIA Credit Union Office. Telephone counseling is available Monday-Thursday 7am-9pm, Friday 7am-6pm, and Saturday 8am-5pm. Face-to-face meetings are by appointment only. Call 855-776-6732 to schedule.

Credit/debt counseling and financial education are free. Other services may entail fees.

Hometown Care Energy Fund (Alliant Energy)

Contact

Hometown Care Energy Fund
Alliant Energy
P.O. Box 351
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0351

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-255-4268

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Hometown Care Energy Fund through Alliant Energy offers assistance with heating and weatherization to individuals and families in need. Alliant Energy customers donate and the funds go to community-based non-profits for distribution. To contribute call 1-800-ALLIANT or mail a check to:
Hometown Care Energy Fund
Alliant Energy
P.O. Box 351
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0351

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