Iowa - Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i)

The Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i), federally known as Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), provides health coverage to nearly eight million children and families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford private…

Iowa Family Investment Program (TANF)

The Family Investment Program (FIP) provides temporary financial and other assistance to low income families with children while they move toward self-sufficiency.  Applicants and participants of FIP must cooperate with the Department’s work and…

Iowa Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and…

Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and…

Iowa Medicaid Program

Medicaid is a program that pays for covered medical and health care costs of people who qualify. The Medicaid program is funded by Federal and state government and is managed by the Iowa Department of Human Services. A wide range of medical and health care services…

Iowa School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school nationwide. School breakfasts…

Iowa Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve.

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Iowa Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women,…

Iowa Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free nutritious meals and snacks that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all children 18…

Iowa Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides food benefits, access to a healthy diet, and education on food preparation and nutrition to low-income households. Recipients spend their benefits…

Iowa Unemployment Insurance

The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own (as determined under Iowa law, and meet other eligibility requirements of Iowa law. Unemployment…

Iowa Weatherization Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides grants to states, territories, and some Indian tribes to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of low-income families. These governments, in turn, contract with local…