Iowa Family Investment Program

Iowa Family Investment Program (FIP)

Last Updated on May 7, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

The Iowa Family Investment Program offers temporary cash assistance for up to 60 months to low-income families aiming to become self-sufficient. Other services are offered like employment and training services through PROMISE JOBS.

FAQ’s about Iowa Family Investment Program


What are the qualifications for welfare in Iowa?

  1. Most important, be a U.S. citizen or legal qualified alien.
  2. Resident of Iowa.
  3. Provide a social security number or proof of application for a number.
  4. Meet income and resource limits (these vary from program to program).
  5. Lastly, provide all information needed to determine eligibility and benefit level.

How do I apply for Family Investment Program in Iowa? 

Apply for FIP in person at any local DHS office in your county. Mail or bring the application to the office

Application online is available through a DHS online application site, OASIS.

How long does it take to get FIP in Iowa? 

Get 6 months extension when 60 months wasn’t enough by filling out a form “Request for FIP Beyond 60 Months”. Then, pass it to a local DHS office or a PROMISE JOBS office.

How can you contact someone?

To learn more about the program, please visit the Cash Investment (Family Investment Program) page.

You may also use the Office Locator Map to find a service center near you.

You can also visit the Office of Family Assistance Help for Families TANF Program Contacts page to find the appropriate state contact(s).

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