The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowan homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, size, type of fuel and housing. Contact your local neighborhood center for an appointment or more information. To view our bulletin, press here.
WHEN TO APPLY:
Elderly (60 & over) or disabled can call for an appointment starting October 1, 2015.
All other households:
November 2, 2015 to April 30, 2016.
WHAT TO TAKE:
Proof of income for all adults in the household
Birthdates for all household members
Proof of Social Security numbers of all household members (Social Security card, 1099, USCIS or I94, or other official document with a verified social security number)
One recent heating bill (must match residence address)
One recent electric bill (must match residence address)
Please bring copies of your check stubs for the three-month (13 weeks) period preceding the date of application or a copy of your federal tax return.
This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran's Assistance, Unemployment Insurance, and pensions. Bring proof of income for the previous three months.
Please bring a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.
Note: Failure to bring the needed documentation to your appointment will cause a delay in processing your application.
To print an application, click here. Mail the completed application to your local neighborhood center.