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Iowa Community Action Partnership receives funds to help low-income households

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Des Moines (KWWL) -- Five Iowa Community Action Agencies (CAAs) will each get $6,000 to provide immediate resources to low-income households affected by COVID-19.

The Iowa Community Action Partnership (ICAP) received $30,000 from Amerigroup Iowa to support homelessness prevention and housing stability.

"This is part of Amerigroup's coordinated response to COVID-19, supporting programs that improve health and enhance overall quality of life for our members, community organizations, healthcare workers and frontline responders," said Jeffrey Jones, Amerigroup Iowa president.

Community Action Agencies in Iowa receiving the funds include:

  • Operation Threshold - Waterloo
  • HACAP - Hiawatha
  • Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. - Marshalltown
  • Community Action Agency of Siouxland - Sioux City
  • Community Action of Southeast Iowa - Burlington

"Keeping Iowans safe and in their homes is instrumental in creating stability in the communities in which we all live," said Lana Shope, ICAP executive director.

ICAP is a network of 17 independent non-profit CAAs that provide services to more than 308,000 Iowans with low incomes in all 99 counties.

Anthem is the parent company of Amerigroup Iowa, which administers the Medicaid program on behalf of the state for nearly 400,000 Iowans who qualify for the program.

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