Applying for services    

Heart of Iowa is a community resource intended to help people of all backgrounds who may not have direct access to mental health and disability care resources.

To receive Heart of Iowa funding for our regional resources, individuals must reside in Iowa’s Audubon, Guthrie or Dallas counties, and meet state-determined diagnostic, income and resource criteria. We encourage all people in need of services to apply.

Applicants must fill out the proper forms to be considered for funding.

After an application is received, Heart of Iowa staff will review it and contact you to determine the next steps. If you have questions about the application process or need assistance with your application, please visit or call your local Heart of Iowa location, and our staff will be happy to assist you.

Who is eligible for funding?

Heart of Iowa is a county resource intended to serve individuals having trouble finding or affording care. To receive funding assistance, applicants must meet each of the following criteria, determined after the application is received:

  • Applicant is currently experiencing a mental health concern, or an intellectual or developmental disability
  • Applicant must meet specific income and resource guidelines
  • Applicant must reside in Audubon, Dallas or Guthrie County
  • Applicant must receive a professional assessment/evaluation to determine which services are needed
How do I apply for funding?
What forms do I need to complete?
What if my application wasn’t approved?