Food / Financial Assistance

Food Assistance

  • NCC’s Thunder Cupboard – The Thunder Cupboard is a new resource that will provide food-insecure students with some non-perishable food items in emergency circumstances. Hy-Vee has agreed to be a partner in this initiative, and the iLead Gives Back team is working through details so we can provide this benefit to our needy students ASAP.  For more information, email tcupboard@nwicc.edu.
  • Sheldon Area Unity Meal: Living Water Community Church, 3rd Monday of each month, 5:00 pm
  • Emergency Food Cabinet: Sheldon United Methodist Church, available during open hours
  • Northwest Iowa Food Pantries:
    • Sheldon: Armory, 1st Monday of the month, 4:30-6 pm
    • Cherokee: Community Center, 2nd Thurs, 1:15-2:15pm
    • George: Immanuel Lutheran, 4th Wed of the month, 5-6 pm
    • Hawarden: 1st Wednesday of the month, 12-1pm or call Jan @ 712-422-0147
    • LeMars: Rejoice Communtiy Church, 2nd Tues of the month, 4-5:30pm
    • Little Rock: Town & Country Club, 4th Wed of the month, 6-7 pm
    • Orange City: American Reformed Church, call the church office at 712-737-4430
    • Rock Rapids: Community Center, fourth Wednesday of each month, 6-6:45 pm
    • Sioux Center: Hope Food Pantry, Wednesdays 2-6pm

For more information, visit – http://www.localendar.com/public/foodbanksiouxland

Housing Assistance

The Emergency Solutions Grant (or ESG) is designed to assist people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. Residents in eligible counties may qualify for ESG services.

  • Buena Vista: 712-732-1757
  • Clay: 712-262-7409
  • Dickinson: 712-336-1112
  • Emmet: 712-362-2391
  • Hamilton: 515-832-6451
  • Humboldt: 515-332-3631
  • O’Brien: 712-957-1023
  • Osceola: 712-754-2573
  • Palo Alto: 712-852-3482
  • Pocahontas: 712-335-3335
  • Webster: 515-576-7774
  • Wright: 515-448-3704

For more information, visit – http://www.udmo.com/housingtbra.htm

NCC Resources

  • Tuition Assistance – PACE Tuition assistance is available for Iowa residents. Learn more at – www.bit.ly/ncc-GAP-PACE
  • Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center (LLRC) – NCC students can get a free membership with the payment of their student activity fee. Learn more at – https://nwicc.edu/llrc/membership/current-students/
  • TRIO – TRIO provides FREE academic advising and tutoring, career planning, personal counseling, and cultural activity opportunities to students who meet eligibility guidelines. See if you’re eligible and learn how to apply at – https://nwicc.edu/academic-support/trio/
  • Academic Center – Tutoring and academic support is available to all students through the Academic Center. Learn more at – https://nwicc.edu/academic-support/
  • Work Study – Qualifying students can apply for a number of work study positions. Contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@nwicc.edu for eligibility. For a current listing of open work study positions – click here.
  • Area Job Postings – See a list of work-study and area job postings at – https://nwicc.edu/employment-opportunities/
  • NCC’s Thunder Cupboard – The Thunder Cupboard is a new resource that will provide food-insecure students with some non-perishable food items in emergency circumstances. Hy-Vee has agreed to be a partner in this initiative, and the iLead Gives Back team is working through details so we can provide this benefit to our needy students ASAP.  For more information, email tcupboard@nwicc.edu.

Furniture and Furnishings

 

Ministerial & Community Services

Community Action Agencies


Programs and Services Offered by Upper Des Moines and Mid-Sioux Opportunity include:

    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Supplemental help for winter heating bill.
    • LIHEAP Crisis Assistance – Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Furnace replacement assistance for homeowners.
    • Weatherization – Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather-stripping and attic insulation.
    • Emergency Vouchers – Provides eligible applicants with limited financial help for basic emergency needs.
    • Emergency Food Pantries – A 3 to 5 day supply of food for those who are out of food and have limited resources to purchase or obtain food.
    • Food Bank – Variety of food and sundry items. Donations accepted.
    • Referral Services – Information on a wide variety of services available in Northwest Iowa for those faced with situations they find difficult to solve.
    • Client Advocacy – Assistance when help is needed with providers, organizations or difficult situations.
    • Budget Counseling – Help for those experiencing difficulty managing their financial obligations.
    • Angel Fund – Limited financial help meeting the needs of children.
    • Special Projects – Holiday food, gifts, school supplies, etc. Based on need and availability.
Tuition & Financial Aid