LIHEAP

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

THE LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) MAY BE ABLE TO HELP KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE AND HEALTHY

Apply NOW through April 30, 2021


To apply by mail, download and complete the LIHEAP application and mail to your local Family Services Office in your county. You can also use this convenient user-friendly online application by clicking APPLY ONLINE.


WHAT IS LIHEAP?

LIHEAP is designed to aid qualifying low-income Iowa households in the payment of a portion of their residential heating costs for the winter heating season, to encourage regular utility payments, to promote energy awareness and to encourage reduction of energy usage through energy efficiency, client education, and weatherization. All customers applying for this program will simultaneously be making an application for weatherization assistance as required by state law.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE LIHEAP ASSISTANCE?

Both owner-occupied and renter-occupied households are eligible to apply for Energy Assistance. Households with incomes at or below 175% of the federal poverty income guidelines may be eligible for assistance.

WHAT ASSISTANCE DOES LIHEAP PROVIDE?

LIHEAP may be able to offer you one or more of the following types of assistance:

Bill payment assistance

Energy crisis assistance

Weatherization and energy-related home repairs

WHAT INFORMATION DO I NEED TO APPLLY? YOU MAY NEED THE FOLLOWING:

Recent copies of your utility bills - heating and electric bill

Social Security cards for all persons living in your household (required)

Proof of gross income for the past 30 days, which includes Social Security, unemployment insurance, pension/retirement funds, disability, foster care payments, adoption subsidy, etc

Final Utility Termination Notice (if you've received a shut-off notice from your energy company)

Applications are accepted on a first come/first served basis starting October 1, 2020 for individuals 60 years of age or older, or disabled. All other individuals may apply November 1, 2020. You may complete an application up to and including April 30, 2021.

To apply by mail, download and complete the LIHEAP application and mail to your local Family Services Office in your county. You can also use this convenient user-friendly online application by clicking APPLY ONLINE.


THIS PROGRAM IS NOT DESIGNED TO PAY A HOUSEHOLD'S TOTAL ENERGY COSTS

HELP YOUR NEIGHBOR

Each year, low income families in our seven county area struggle to pay their energy bills. As the cost of energy rises, the need for emergency assistance also rises. You can help your neighbor through a crisis by making a one time or monthly donation to Black Hills Energy Corporation, Alliant Energy or MidAmerican Energy. The application process is simple. Just click on the appropriate link below and complete the application process. Your donation will stay within your area to help your friend, family member or neighbor in need.


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Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) is a 501(c)3 private non-profit operating in NE Iowa. Charitable donations from individuals, businesses, school⁄church groups, made to NEICAC are always needed and may have a tax benefit to the donor.Individuals and families in your community struggle every day to provide basic needs such as food, shelter and utilities. Your contribution to NEICAC can make the difference to provide a hand-up to self-sufficiency.

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