CCIdaho History
Idaho Migrant Council Founded

On November 19, 1971 the Idaho Migrant Council (IMC) was incorporated as an Idaho Non-Profit Corporation.

Weiser, ID
MSHS Services Started - Weiser, ID

Seeing a need for safe and affordable childcare options for agricultural workers IMC opened the first Migrant and Seasonal Head Start center in Weiser, ID.  Not only did the center offer childcare, it also offered educational opportunities that prepared children to enter kindergarten.

Burley, Caldwell & Payette, ID
Opened first three Community Family Clinics
Caldwell, ID
Opened first Community Resource Center for Employment and Training

In 1973 the first grant that IMC received to aid in Employment and Training Opportunities was awarded through the Comprehesive Employment and Training Act. The Act was signed into law on December 28, 1973 and was enacted to train workers and provide them with jobs in the public sector.  It offered work to those with low incomes and long term unemployment as well as summer jobs to low income high school students.  While training was subsidized, the intent of the program was to impart a marketable skill that would allow participants to move to an unsubsidized job.

Housing - Twin Falls, ID
Purchased Colonia de Colores

With the purchase of an existing housing site, IMC was able to immediately offer 24 units of affordable housing to low income agricultural workers and their families in Twin Falls through a USDA loan.

1971: Incorporated on November 19, 1971

1972: First Head Start Funding-First site in Weiser, ID

1973: First Employment & Training Grant (CETA) now known as Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

1974: Emergency School Assistance Funding for youth and adult recreational activities

1976: Opened Health Care Center in Caldwell and Burley, ID

1977: Opened Health Care Center in Payette, ID

1977: Opened Center for Employment and Training in Caldwell, ID

1980: Purchased Colonia de Colores Housing Site in Twin Falls, ID

1984: Funding received to construct current Administrative Office — El Mercado

1986: Total Federal Funding Assistance surpassed $2 million

1986: Purchased El Rancho Grande Estates land and construction began — American Falls, ID

1986: Cesar Chavez visits El Mercado; speaks on Bracero Program, pesticides

1987: Total Federal Funding Assistance increases to $3.5 million

1988: Purchased Twin Falls Labor Center, now El Milagro site

1989: Total Federal Funding Assistance increases to $4.6 million

1990: First grant from Dept. of Health and Welfare (mental health/case management)

1992: First Substance Abuse Program in partnership with Homedale School Dist.

1992: Total Federal Funding increases to $5.7 million

1993: Purchased Project Hope housing site — Heyburn, ID

1995: Total Federal Funding increases to $6.5 million

1995: Built Colonia Cesar Chavez housing project — Blackfoot, ID

1997: Built Un Nuevo Amanecer housing project — Dubois, ID

1999: Total Federal Funding increases to $7 million

2001: Migrant & Seasonal Head Start receives expansion funds (Family Literacy)

2002: Total Federal Funding increases to $9.5 million

2004: IMC receives funding to provide health care services

2004: Community Family Clinic opens in Idaho Falls, Roberts and Blackfoot, ID

2006: Idaho Migrant Council changes name to Community Council of Idaho, Inc.

2006: Total Federal Funding assistance eclipses $10 million

2008: Migrant and Seasonal Head Start receives expansion monies

2008: Governing board becomes Tripartite Board Structure

2008: Membership eliminated

2008:Total federal funding increases to $11.7 million

2010: Total federal funding increases to $12.7 million

2011: Received YouthBuild Grant from U.S. Dept. of Labor

2011: Received Home Evidence Program Grant through Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

2012: Received High School Equivalency Grant (HEP) from U.S. Dept of Education

2012: Assisted DACA with Applications through self-help workshops and pro-bono attorney

2013: Ribbon cutting and opening of the Community Council Opportunity Center in Burley.

2013: Inauguration of our 1st Annual Hispanic Health Conference

2014: Received new funding from the Cambia Health Foundation to teach Head Start children and their parents about obesity and diabetes prevention.

2015: Received $1 million grant to build new clinic in Idaho Falls.

2016: NCLR (National Council of La Raza) honored Community Council of Idaho with the Affiliate Award of Advocacy.

2016: Became BIA Recognized & Accredited allowing for representation before USCIS, ICE, and the Immigration Courts for our new Immigration Program.

2017: Ribbon cutting and opening for “Familias Unidas” Immigration Legal Services

2017: Ribbon cutting and opening for new “Community Family Clinic” in Idaho Falls

2017: CC Idaho was awarded funding through the Early Heard Start Community Partnership Program

2018: Began services for Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships: Bright Futures through partnership with Genesis Childcare

2018: Received AIMS Grant for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

2018: Received Behavioral Health Services Grant

2018: Received Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to construct 60 units of Affordable Housing at El Milagro in Twin Falls

2018: Launched Residency Program at the “Community Family Clinic” in Idaho Falls through partnership with EIRMC

2019: Received $5.2 million for Duration Funding for MSHS

2019: Opened Bright Futures in Twin Falls through EHS-CCP Grant