April 2022 Volume 32; Issue 7

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From the Executive Director's Desk

This month we are continuing with renewing grant funded services through a series of grant applications. Some of those applications are competitive and some are submitted as a way to explain plans for the coming year.

We were successful in competing for our Family Development & Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) contract. Thanks very much to Laura Benson, Shannon Hoffman and Jean Drey for their work in writing our proposal. We had no competition for our service area: Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee, Ida, Sac and Calhoun counties. In the next month we will be preparing to implement this plan.

Our competitive W.I.C. application has been submitted and the Maternal and Child/Adolescent Health grants are due in the next 45 days. A good deal has changed with these proposals including an expansion from 5 to 10 counties. We will be evaluating the best approach for these competitive proposals.

 Our Community Services Block Grant application is due June 1, 2022. A good deal needs to be done in preparation for that grant as well.

LIHEAP applications are accepted through April 30, 2022. As of today, we have taken about 2% more applications than last year. High energy prices are causing more families to apply.

Head Start and Early Head Start applications are being taken at this time. Please refer families in need to our local offices or to our central office in Remsen.


Head Start/Early Head Start

Sign up now for the FREE Head Start & Child Development Center Preschool Programs!

Kindergarten readiness for 3 & 4 year old children
Visit www.midsioux.org or call 800-859-2025 for an application.

Give your child a “Head Start” in their education!

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Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a not-for-profit Community Action Agency established in 1965 to fight poverty at a local level by assisting low-income families in Northwest Iowa to become self-sufficient.

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