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Dallas County FDC OfficeDallas County Family Development Center
1212 Second Street
Perry, IA 50220
Phone: 515.465.5185
Fax: 515.465.5995
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Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed on all Federal Holidays

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The Dallas County Family Development Center serves income eligible residents in Dallas County. The Family Development Center is the information, application and referral center for all of the income eligible programs offered by New Opportunities, Inc. to serve families, individuals and elderly people of Dallas County. 

  • Back to School Supplies - Sign UP (July ONLY) (English/Spanish) 

  • Thanksgiving Food Baskets

  • Christmas Gifts for Children (October-December)

How to Volunteer/Get Involved with the FDC!

You can make a Difference!

  • Prepare Christmas Toy Packages

  • Adopt a Family for Christmas

Services Available

Energy Assistance

(available by appointment) - Click here for Application!

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire or eviction). The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. Your application for energy assistance is also an application for weatherization of your home. Weatherization currently has an income guideline of 200% POV or lower. Visit the weatherization page to view more information.

*Mailable energy assistance applications can be utilized by an individual household for no more than two successive years. A face-to-face meeting for the purpose of taking the application is required every third year.

What to bring to my appointment?

Other Forms Available:

Minimal Income Form

Proxy Form

FY 2019 Poverty Guidelines (175% POV)

Household Size Annual Gross Income
1 $21,245
2 $28,805
3 $36,365
4 $43,925
5 $51,485
6 $59,045
7 $66,605
8 $74,165
Each Additional Member Add: $7,560

SHARE Program

For two hours of community service, individuals can purchase food at discounted prices. This applies to anyone, no matter an individual’s income level.

Other Services Offered

Dallas County Resource Directory

Financial Literacy Counseling

Visit the Financial Literacy Counseling page for more information on how to build your financial security through reducing debt, building savings, restoring credit, budgeting and wise shopping.

New Opportunities is a proud partner of Hunger Free Dallas County! To learn more about this initiative, visit their website at www.hungerfreedallascounty.org!

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