Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in Energy Assistance
December 19, 2018

Overview

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).

The Iowa LIHEAP program 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.

Administration

Iowa Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) is administered by Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

Program Requirements:

The Iowa LIHEAP program may also require households to meet additional eligibility criteria  to receive LIHEAP assistance.

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

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,105
2 $28,420
3 $35,735
4 $43,050
5 $50,365
6 $57,680
7 $64,995
8 $72,310

*For households with more than eight people, add $7,315 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

For information on how to apply, visit the Iowa Department of Human Rights "Where to apply" page.

To apply, please contact your local outreach office.

Contact:

515-281-3861

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