Dallas County Family Development Center
2816 1st Ave
Perry, IA 50220
Phone: 515.465.5185, Extension 4001
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.
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West Des Moines residents contact WDSM Human Services
Waukee residents contact Waukee Area Christian Services
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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
When to apply:
Elderly (60 & over) and/or disabled apply October 1st to April 30th.
All other households apply November 1st to April 30th
(available by appointment) - Click here for Application!
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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. LIHEAP currently has an income guideline of 200% POV or lower.
What to bring to my appointment? (English)
What to bring to my appointment? (Spanish)
Other Forms Available:
|Household Size||Annual Gross Income|
|Each Additional Member Add:||$9,440|
Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP)
LIHWAP provides payments directly to water vendors. Households can receive payment assistance for past-due charges, fees, and taxes for drinking and wastewater services. Apply at your local New Opportunities County Office.
Utility Crisis Assistance
Utility Crisis Assistance provides help to income eligible households with limited resources. Utility Crisis Assistance currently has an income guideline of 200% POV or lower. Visit the Utility Crisis Assistance page to view more information.
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.
FaDSS - Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program
Visit the Family Development and Self Sufficiency Program page for more information. The FaDSS program works to improve the lives of families at risk of long-term welfare dependency or family instability by creating opportunities for self-sufficiency.
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.
Visit the Disaster Assistance page for more information on the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program, the Iowa Disaster Case Management Program and the application for assistance.
Other Services Offered
Additional New Opportunities Services
New Opportunities is a proud partner of Hunger Free Dallas County! To learn more about this initiative, visit their website at www.hungerfreedallascounty.org!