Linn County distributed more than $250,000 this week to local human service agencies that address important community needs, such as:
- Food insecurities
- Adult and child health/dental care
- Domestic violence
The funding comes from Linn County Community Services (LCCS), which is a Linn County department whose mission is to address local health and human service needs through direct services, community planning, and administration of local, state, and federal funds. If unspent funds remain at the end of the fiscal year (June 30), LCCS reallocates funds back to the community to fill gaps that have been identified throughout the year.
In every case, the services LCCS is funding cannot feasibly be provided by the County, yet the need exists for these services for Linn County residents. Many of these services are important social determinants of health. Contributing directly to the funded agencies is the most effective economic means of providing human services for Linn County and helps meet underfunded community needs.
Linn County Community Services Funded Agencies in FY23:
- Aging Services $18,921
- Central City Food Program $26,473
- Dental Health Center of East Central Iowa $12,286
- Eastern Iowa Health Center $21,613
- HACAP $32,887
- Horizons $109,953
- Springville Area Neighborhood Service and Information (S.A.N.S.I.) $8,123
- Southeast Linn Community Center $5,174
- Waypoint Services $32,582
Learn more about Linn County Community Services and how it promotes local health and human service availability, access, cost effectiveness and quality.