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Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)


What is Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)?

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire, or eviction). Funds are also available to assist with reconnecting drinking water and wastewater as well as averting disconnections.

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

  • One-time payment to your heating utility
  • Assistance averting a disconnection or reconnecting service
  • Emergency delivery of deliverable fuels
  • Cooling assistance


Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) is administered by Iowa.

Program Requirements

Qualification Requirements Last Updated on 2025-07-01

To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Iowa and you must have an energy and/or water burden.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $30,120
2 $40,880
3 $51,640
4 $62,400
5 $73,160
6 $83,920
7 $94,680
8 $105,440

*For households with more than eight people, add $10,760 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

What is the application process for Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)?

To apply, please contact your local community action agency. Visit the Iowa Department of Human Rights "Where to apply" page to identify your local outreach office.

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