The Nest program in Grundy County is an incentive based parent education program for income-eligible families. Nest is available for pregnant women and families with children up to age five. Participants earn incentive points for healthy behaviors such as keeping doctor appointments and attending parent and preventative educational classes. The points are then redeemed for incentive items such as diapers and wipes.
Once in the program, participants can continue to earn points to be redeemed by maintaining good healthy habits and participating in approved educational programs.
For a listing of the current Nest classes available, see the Nest Calendar by clicking here.
Participants must be pregnant or with a child five years of age or younger, residents of/or receive health care services in Grundy County and have household incomes at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (see list below).
Nest Income Guidelines
1 Person = $25,142
2 Person = $33,874
3 Person = $42,606
4 Person = $51,338
5 Person = $60,070
6 Person = $68,802
7 Person = $77,534
8 Person = $86,266
For each additional person add $8,732
The Nest program is proud to partner with the following organizations:
Together 4 Families, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, and the Cedar Valley United Way