Iowa Admin. Code r. 427-22.5 - [Rescinded]
Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 20, April 6, 2022
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427—22.5(216A) Community action plan. All eligible entities shall submit a proposed community action plan for the purpose of applying for funds. The allocation of funds to eligible entities is on a noncompetitive basis.
22.5(1) Timing. Eligible entities shall be informed in writing by the DCAA of the due date for the community action plan and the amount of their allocation in accordance with subrule 22.3(2).
22.5(2) Contents. Instructions for preparing a proposed community action plan shall be provided by the DCAA to all eligible entities. In addition to other information specified in the instructions, approvable community action plans will include:
a. A community needs assessment (including food needs);
b. A description of the service delivery system targeted to low-income individuals and families in the service area;
c. A description of how linkages will be developed to fill identified gaps in services through information, referral, case management, and follow-up consultations;
d. A description of how funding will be coordinated with other public and private resources; and
e. A description of outcome measures to be used to monitor success in promoting self-sufficiency, family stability, and community revitalization.
Further information concerning community action plan requirements may be obtained by writing the Department of Human Rights, Division of Community Action Agencies, Bureau of Community Services, Capitol Complex, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, or telephoning (515)281-3951.
22.5(3) Nondiscrimination provisions. Applicants must ensure in their community action plans that no person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, or sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available under this program. Any prohibition against discrimination on the basis of age under the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, or with respect to an otherwise qualified disabled individual under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, shall also apply to any such program or activity.
22.5(4) Statewide needs assessment. Applicants must participate in a statewide, comprehensive needs assessment at least once every three years. The needs assessment shall identify the causes and conditions of poverty in each community action area and throughout the entire state. The results of the study shall be used to plan activities contained in the community action plan.