Financial Aid for Basic Needs
Clarke County General Assistance provides emergency payment vouchers to needy and poor people who are ineligible for, or are in immediate need and are awaiting approval and receipt of, assistance under programs provided for by State or Federal Law, or whose actual needs cannot be fully met by the assistance furnished under such programs.
Be a resident of Clarke County
Be at least 18 years of age
Meet current income and resource guidelines
Kinds of Assistance
Clarke County General Assistance provides assistance to people who need help with:
- Utility payments (electricity, gas/propane, and water)
- Transportation (Gasoline to obtain medical treatment not available in Clarke County)
- Referrals to other agencies for assistance
This program is designed to provide short-term emergency type assistance to persons lacking the resources to meet their basic needs. It is not intended to provide on-going, long-term aid to any individual and/or family.
How to Apply
Please call for an appointment. You will need to provide financial information such as documentation of income, Social Security Card, photo ID, bills that have been paid and any outside income beyond a job.
General Assistance Application
Stephanie Rhoads, Clarke County General Assistance
Phone: (641) 342-2933
Fax: (641) 223-4322
Clarke County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Osceola, IA 50213
Office hours vary. Please call for an appointment. No deposits.