Despite the circumstances, many of our programs continue to service clients.
WIC is in the process of going back to clinics. Direct any WIC questions to 641-202-7114 or
WIC and MCAH program staff are at 210 Russell Street in Creston.
Visit our Find Us page for Outreach center phone numbers and hours open. Food pantries are still available at all Outreach centers. To drop off donations or pick up a food box, PLEASE CALL AHEAD.
If you show symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter our locations. Curb side pick up should be available.
MATURA ACTION CORPORATION
Helping People. Changing Lives.
MATURA Action Corporation shall provide quality programming for families and individuals in need,
assisting them in achieving self-sufficiency, in strengthening families and in improving their quality of life.
MATURA is the region's primary agency for striving to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.
MATURA is the designated Community Action Agency for the counties of Madison, Adams, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adair. A few of our services extend beyond our six core counties. The links above detail
our programs and services.
We urge our customers to visit us at our many locations across the region. If you have any questions at any time, or would prefer to speak with us directly, please call us! (641) 782-8431.
Thanks for visiting our site. We look forward to serving you!
Seeking Board Member
MATURA Action Corporation is currently seeking a Board Member in Madison and Ringgold County:
Please contact MATURA's central office if you have any questions at (641) 782-8431.
Purpose of the Federal CSBG Program
To provide assistance to states and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies (CAAs) and other neighborhood-based organizations for the reduction of poverty, revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient. The Iowa Department of Human Rights, Division of Community Action agencies (DCAA) administers Iowa's CSBG Program and is authorized by Iowa law to contract and distribute Iowa's CSBG Program funds to Iowa's CAAs.
Click here to view the proposed FFY 2022-2023 CSBG State Plan and Application on the DCAA's website.
The inspection and comment period are from July 26, 2021, through August 10, 2021. All comments must be e-mailed to the following DCAA address prior to August 11, 2021 to be considered:
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Comments - CSBG State Plan
A virtual public hearing on the proposed application will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on August 11, 2021. A link to the public hearing will be posted on the DCAA's website (https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa) at least 20 minutes prior to the public hearing.
TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE (TBRA)
available for FaDSS and
Head Start eligible families:
Applications are being accepted for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. Please call (641) 782-8431.
Iowa Finance Authority's Rent and Utility Assistance Program
Additional utility bill assistance may be available for Iowans impacted by COVID-19. For more details visit https://www.iowafinance.com/iowa-rent-and-utility-assistance-program/
"Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it."
- President Lyndon Johnson (January 8, 1964, State of the Union Address)
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992 or submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: (202) 690-7442
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Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:
It is the policy of this provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7 and 216.9.
If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this provider, please contact:
Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004
Phone Number: 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416
Web site: http://icrc.iowa.gov/