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General Assistance

Contact Information

Trisha Wilkins, CCAP

Executive Director


NEICAC 305 Montgomery St
PO Box 487 Decorah, IA 52101-0487


Monday - Friday 

8:00 am - 4:30 pm


(563) 382-8436


(563) 382-9854

NEICAC Board Members

Joseph Pisney 

Lime Springs
Rep: Public Sector

Term: 1-2-2019 to indefinite

Janel Langreck

Rep: Private Sector
Term: 4-16-1990 to indefinite

Malissa Kappes

Rep: Low - Income Sector
Term: 3-9-2010 to indefinite

About General Assistance

As a private non-profit, Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Serves low - income individuals and families in the counties of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek in Northeast Iowa.

Click here to visit their website.

NEICAC Programs

NEICAC Operates a large variety of programs through it's seven county service area.

Some, but not all, of these programs are:

 Early Childhood Education (Head Start and Early Head Start),

 Housing, Family Services,

 EARL Pulbic Transit, and Energy Assistance.

 Each program has it's own eligibility requirements.

 The majority of the programs base eligibility on income. 

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation’s Howard County Family Service Office in Howard County is located at 204 2nd Ave E., Cresco, Iowa in the same building as Howard County Public Services.