About the Languages Spoken in Iowa
High levels of communication are foundational to build trust and relationships. Now more than ever, it is a public imperative for all levels of government and community-serving organizations to concisely communicate, deliver and evaluate programs and services delivered to all Iowans with limited-English proficiency (LEP).
Federal funds directed into Iowa to administer activities ranging from health, human services and emergency management to transportation and the court system require that interpretation and translation be offered to the extent possible in order for LEP Iowans to access programs and services.
The Iowa Department of Human Rights, in a partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Community and Economic Development, envisioned this portal and tool to better assist state agencies, policymakers and community-based organizations statewide in harnessing this data to improve operations, streamline outreach initiatives and meet federal-funding obligations.
Data presented on this dashboard will be updated and revised periodically.
Iowa Language Stats at a Glance
For more information about this project please contact the Iowa Department of Human Rights using this contact form.