September 2020 Data Snapshot

Thursday, October 1, 2020

In the September 2020 data snapshot, you will find information on:

  • Two New CARES Act Summaries Available
  • Data Highlight: Offenders Released from Iowa Prisons
  • Get Trained
  • Data Assets
  • Portal Accounts
  • State Data Plan

News, Updates & Tips

Two New CARES Act Summaries Available

Two new summaries regarding use of federal funds received by the State of Iowa through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related federal legislation are now available. These summaries were built using APIs provided by the State Data Portal to ensure the data is always current, and facilitates printing the information. Check them out by using links below:

Data Highlight: Offenders Released from Iowa Prisons

The Iowa Department of Corrections publishes information on offenders released from Iowa prisons beginning in FY 2009. It includes the fiscal year of when an offender is released from prison, their age groups, sex, race - ethnicity, closure type, convicting offense with description and the number of months served.

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Get Trained

You have a number of live and on demand training courses available to you at However, before you can access them, you will need to create an account. To sign up for an account, you will need to:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the "Sign Up" link.
  3. Enter the access code.  State employees should contact Scott Vander Hart at for the code.
  4. Complete the rest of the form by entering your first and last name, your email, your organization, your title, your phone and password.
  5. Click the "Sign Up" button.

Once you have created your account and have logged in, you will have unlimited access to the available training.

Data Assets

The table below reports the number of public data assets published on the state data portal by asset type for the portal as a whole.

Data Asset Type Public Assets
Datasets 292
Geospatial Datasets 159
External References 157
Documents 259
Filtered Views 324
Charts 162
Maps 58
Measures 150
Stories/Dashboards 17
DataLens Pages 14
Total Assets 1,592

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Portal Users

Total User Accounts: 137
Active Users: 94 (68.6% of total)

Note: Active Users have logged in the data portal at least once in the past month.

Data Plan

The State Data Plan identifies actions Executive Branch State Agencies (non-elected) intend to implement.


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