Black Hawk County

Date of HBI Establishment: March 2018
Website: Black Hawk County
Contact: Lisa Skubal / lskubal@cedarvalleyalliance.com / 319-232-1156
Cities:
There are no partner cities located in this county.

Iowa National Guard Family Services

Warrior and Family Services Brand of the Iowa National Guard

The Warrior & Family Services Branch is a Joint Force initiative that provides assistance to all military families, regardless of branch or component, who find themselves beyond the support capability of active duty military facilities or their home units. The Warrior & Family Services Branch acts as a network that allows families to mutually support one another. By providing families with information, resources and support, the program strengthens both the unit and service members. To learn more about these services, visit Warrior & Family Services.

Non-Profit Veteran Support Organizations

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veteran organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a community-service organization which has reached nearly three million members, men and women at almost 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide. These posts are organized into 55 departments -- one for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines. The American Legion's national headquarters is in Indianapolis, with additional offices in Washington, D.C. The American Legion Department of Iowa is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.  The Department Service Office is located in the Federal Building in Des Moines, with an additional office located in the VA Medical Center in Iowa City. Visit the Iowa Legion or email: info@ialegion.org.

County Veteran Director

County service offices assist veterans with compensation/pensions, medical care, military records, grave markers and veteran home loans. Some counties may also have dedicated funds to assist with temporary shelter/utilities, food/health supplies, medical/dental, job placement, counseling and transportation. To learn more, visit the County Veterans Office. The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, with the support of citizens, recognizes and honors Iowa’s veterans and their families by providing the highest quality programs, services and benefits. Each of Iowa’s 99 counties has a Commissioner of Veterans Affairs and a county director. Veterans may wish to utilize the county office as the first point of contact.   

An Introduction to CHAMPs

Iowa's Certified Higher Academic Military Partners (CHAMPs) offer higher education incentives to qualified veterans, their spouses and dependents. Benefits include in-state tuition rates, on-campus support, credit for military courses and special financial considerations.

Hawkeye Community College

Hawkeye Community College has several outlying centers in Cedar Falls, Independence, Grundy County, Waverly and Waterloo. Their main campus is located just outside of Waterloo. The mission of Hawkeye Community College is to create a globally informed community of successful lifelong learners. As a college they will provide focus, meaning and the skills necessary for qualified individuals to live competently in their communities.

Purdue University Global

Purdue Global is a world-class university within a world-class public university system. When it comes to balancing a career, family and school, we know that flexibility is key. That's why we put you in control of your education, offering innovative learning options that let you choose what, how and where you learn. As a CHAMPS institution here in Iowa, our advisors work closely with you to understand your personal learning needs. They also evaluate your academic, professional, or military experiences to give you credit for what you already know. Together, we'll determine the fastest, most affordable path to your degree and career. With more than 180 online programs at the associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral levels, our personalized approach to education and modern curriculum give you the skills you need to make an immediate impact on your career and the edge to conquer whatever comes next.

Campus locations in Mason City, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Davenport and Des Moines. 

University of Northern Iowa

Located in Cedar Falls, Iowa the University of Northern Iowa is a four year university that offers more that 90 majors across the colleges of business, education, humanities, arts and sciences and social and behavioral sciences as well as graduate college.

Upper Iowa University

Since 1857, Upper Iowa University has been preparing students to succeed - in the classroom and in the world. That rich history, coupled with a student-centered mission, has created a springboard for UIU to become a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced study.

From our Fayette Campus to our undergraduate and graduate online programs, to our 25 U.S. centers, including centers in Cedar Rapids,  Des Moines, the Quad Cities and Waterloo, UIU has the people in place to help you succeed.