The General Assistance program is administered based on the Hardin County General Assistance Policy approved by the Board of Supervisors. Assistance is limited to individuals and households meeting the following:
"Poor persons," meaning individuals who have no property, exempt or otherwise, who are unable, because of physical or mental disabilities, to earn a living by labor.
"Needy persons," who are those not meeting the definition in No. 1 above, yet meeting the financial eligibility of the County General Assistance Policies.
Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) is the Community Action agency serving the Hardin County area. MICA administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and assistance with utility costs. They also administer the Ministerial Funds for the Iowa Falls and Alden areas.