Greene County Family Development Center
1401 N. Elm St., Suite A
Jefferson, IA 50129
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed on all Federal Holidays
The Greene County Family Development Center serves income eligible residents in Greene 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 Greene County.
Back to School Drive (August) Sign up now - Click here for link. Sign up Closed.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets Sign up Closed.
Christmas Gifts for Children (October-December)
Christmas Toy Sign up form, click here.
How to Volunteer/Get Involved with the FDC!
You can make a difference!
Prepare Christmas Toy Packages
Adopt a Family for Christmas
Take a name from The Giving Tree
Volunteer in the Food Pantry and/or Clothes Closet
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!
Sign up for LIHEAP Online Now!
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?
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.
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.
Food Pantry Intake
Food Pantry Intake available for the ARC at New Opportunities Greene County Family Development Center.
Are you or someone in your family in need of clothing? Stop in to see the range of donated items available, examples include: clothing, coats, and shoes. The cost for the items is very minimal. The money received from these purchases is used to help out other crisis situations that do occur. All items are donated to center for re-sale. New donated items are received daily. To make a donation of clothing items, please contact Teresa to make an appointment.
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