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General Assistance

General Assistance can offer short-term financial assistance to qualified persons residing in Carroll County for things such as:

  • rent
  • utilities
  • transportation for medical care
  • prescription medications
  • burial expenses

Assistance is limited to the following:

  1. "Poor Persons", meaning person who have no property, exempt or otherwise, who are unable, because of physical or mental disabilities, to earn a living by labor.

  2. "Needy Persons", who are those not meeting the definition in #1 above, yet meeting the financial eligibility of the Carroll County General Assistance policies.

The Community Services administers the general assistance program based on the Carroll County General Assistance Policy and Manual approved by the Board of Supervisors. Anyone wishing to apply must submit a completed General Assistance Application to the Community Services Office.

Community Services
23751 Highway 30 East
Carroll, Iowa 51401

The General Assistance office is located east of Carroll on Highway 30 across from the bowling alley at New Opportunities.

Phone: 712-792-9266 Extension 1640

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.