Community Action of Eastern Iowa encourages all area residents to apply for utility assistance. Workers who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 crisis are especially encouraged to apply. Residents of Scott, Clinton, Cedar, and Muscatine counties can apply online at, or by calling 563-324-3236. The application can be completed without visiting an office. Eligibility (175% of the federal poverty level) is based on either the household’s last 30 days of income or the most recent tax return, whichever is most beneficial to the household.

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Additionally, Community Action of Eastern Iowa can deliver emergency food supplies to households that need food on an emergency basis. Approximately 48 hours of food can be left on a qualifying household’s doorstep. To request food, complete the “Email Us” form on the bottom of the agency’s website at

Roger Pavey, Executive Director of Community Action of Eastern Iowa, said, “We want everyone to stay home to prevent the community spread of COVID-19. Community Action, its staff, and its volunteers are ready to provide needed services without needing in-person appointments.”

For more information, please call 563-324-3236, or fill out the form on the bottom of the website at