Our office will be open to the public as of May 3rd, 2021. Please reference our business hours below.
Dallas County Family Development Center
2816 1st Ave
Perry, IA 50220
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed on all Federal Holidays
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) Sign up Closed!
Thanksgiving Food Baskets Sign up Closed!
Christmas Gifts for Children (October-December) Sign up Closed!
How to Volunteer/Get Involved with the FDC!
You can make a Difference!
Prepare Christmas Toy Packages
Adopt a Family for Christmas
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
(available by appointment) - Click here for Application!
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 175% 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:||$7,840|
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.
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
New Opportunities is a proud partner of Hunger Free Dallas County! To learn more about this initiative, visit their website at www.hungerfreedallascounty.org!