Assistance, Retirement, and Student Aid
This government site helps you determine if your address is in a declared disaster area. It also links to local FEMA and Red Cross centers.
To ensure basic rights, freedoms and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social and cultural barriers. We help individuals attain economic independence by ensuring access to government services and advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success consistent with their aspirations.
The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is a neutral, fact-finding law enforcement agency. The mission of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission is to end discrimination within the state of Iowa.
The SSA manages social security payments, which includes retirement, disability, and survivor benefits that is paid in through a payroll tax on your wages. This page includes tools to understand your contributions so far and estimate future payments. In order to start receiving retirement benefits, like with Medicare, you need to enroll. Here is the link to the SSA online application for receiving retirement benefits.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers all benefits for U.S. military veterans, their families, and survivors. This includes health care, educational, and burial benefits. The VA Applying for Benefits page covers the different kinds of benefits and how to apply for each.
We are dedicated to ensuring Iowa veterans, their dependents, and their survivors receive the full measure of county, state, and federal benefits to which they are entitled. To that end, veterans are treated with compassion, integrity, dignity, and accountability.
The Davis County Veterans Affairs Commission is a member of the Iowa County Commissions of Veterans Affairs. The Commissioners, Executive Director and staff are certified to handle veterans’ issues and update their certifications each year.
The American Legion: Veterans Strengthening America. To enhance the well-being of America's veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application
The FAFSA is a free student aid application managed by the U.S. Department of Education. Most colleges and universities encourage students to fill out this application as part of their process for determining finanial aid. Aid packages typically include a combination of grants (money you don't have to pay back), loans, and work-study funds.
We advocate for and support Iowans as they explore, finance, and complete educational opportunities beyond high school to increase family and community success.
We created this site to serve people who are interested in college funding. What makes us unique is that we list a broad array of funding opportunities without asking for information from you. (search by state, type of aid, resources, etc)