LIHEAP helps qualifying low-income Iowa households by paying a portion of their heating costs for the winter heating season. Annually published guidelines set forth the requirements for energy assistance. The program's energy crisis intervention components are designed to provide immediate response to alleviate potentially life-threatening situations, and the client education component of the program provides funds for activities that encourage regular utility payments, promote energy awareness and encourage reduction of energy use through energy efficiency, client education and weatherization.
Applications for the LIHEAP program are accepted on a first come/first served basis at application sites from November 1 - April 30 (October 1 for households with elderly/disabled member), Monday through Friday, or as posted at the local office.
For more information regarding program eligibility.
Iowa Department of Human Rights/Division of Community Action Agencies
Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street, 2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319