Central Iowa Community Services was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability
service region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390. Non-Medicaid mental health and disability services funding
is under the control of the Central Iowa Community Services (CICS) Governing Board in accordance with Iowa
Administrative Code 441-24.13 (331.391)
Governing Board (IC 331.390) CICS organizational structure assigns the responsibility for the non-Medicaid funded
MH/DS services with the Governing Board. Member counties will appoint one member from the County Board of Supervisors
(or designee) and an alternate member to serve as a Director on the Governing Board. The Governing Board shall include
two ex-officio and non-voting representatives: one representing individuals who utilize mental health and disability
services or an actively involved relative of such an individual and one from service providers in the region. No member
shall be an employee of the Department of Human Services.
The Governing Boards meets the third Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Story County Administration Building in
Nevada, Iowa. These meetings are open to the public.
For agenda and minute information, please visit here
MH/DS Advisory Board (IC 331.390(2)e; 331.392.(2)i;IAC 441-25.14.(1)i)CICS shall encourage stakeholder involvement
by having a regional advisory board assist in developing and monitoring the plan, goals and objectives identified for the
service system, and to serve as a public forum for other related MH/DS issues. The MH/DS Advisory Board shall represent
stakeholders which shall include, but not be limited to, individuals, family members, officials, and providers.
CICS may maintain local county advisory groups as the foundation to the Regional Advisory Board. An individual who utilizes
mental health and disability services or an actively involved relative of such an individual and an individual representing
providers of the county will be appointed to the Regional Advisory Board by each county advisory group.
The Regional Advisory Board will appoint an individual who utilizes mental health and disability services or an actively
involved relative of such an individual and an individual representing providers of the region to the Regional Governing Board.
The Regional Administrative Team shall consist of the Community Services Directors, formerly Central Point of Coordinators
(CPC) representing initial member counties. The Regional Administrative Team shall be assigned the Region’s administrative
responsibilities, so that each of the required functions is performed.
Central Iowa Community Services will maintain local county offices as the foundation to the service delivery system.
Through the Warren County office, can you find assistance with:
• Funding eligibility determination for mental health services
• Case Management Services for individuals with Intellectual Disability (formerly Mental Retardation), Developmental Disabilities, and Brain Injury
• Service Coordination services for individuals not appropriate for Medicaid funded Case Management Services
• Information and referral for mental health services.
• People who have a mental illness, intellectual disability (formerly mental retardation), or developmental disability; AND
• Meet specified income and asset guidelines; AND
• Reside in the CICS region; AND
• Professional assessments have determined that the services are needed.
Community Service application for funding is available here.
Applicants may complete the form themselves or receive assistance from Community Services staff.