Iowa Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Iowa Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Program helps with heating bills

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualified low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. Applications for assistance are accepted on a first come, first serve basis from November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

A household may qualify for assistance in this program if the household’s income falls within the income range listed below:


 

Household Size 3-Month Gross Income

Annual Gross Income

1 $5,198

$20,790

2 $7,009

$28,035

3 $8,820

$35,280

4 $10,631

$45,525

5 $12,443

$49,770

6 $14,254

$57,015

7

$16,069 $64,278
8 $17,889

$71,558

 

For households with more than eight members, add $1,820 per three months, or $7,280 annually for each additional member.

Each applicant will need to furnish a social security number for everyone in the household, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bills, and proof of the household’s income. All payments are subject to availability of funds.

Where to Apply:

  • Osceola County - Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.
    Outreach 1672 Northwest Blvd
    Sibley, IA  51249
    Phone (712) 754-2573
  • Lyon County - Mid-Sioux Opportunity
    302 S. Lincoln Street
    Rock Rapids,  IA 51246
    Phone (712) 472-3746
  • O'Brien County - Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.
    140 Second Street SE
    Primghar,  IA  51245
    Phone (712) 757-1023
  • Dickinson County - Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.
    1575 18th Street
    Spirit Lake,  IA  51360
    Phone (712) 336-1112