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2020-2021 IOWA HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
ATTENTION: RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS

NEED HELP WITH YOUR HEATING BILL?
 

 

 

WHEN TO APPLY:

  • Elderly (60 & over) and/or disabled: October 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021
  • All other households: November 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Proof of Income (for all household members age 19 and over) Depending upon your household income type, income documentation from the past 30 days, the last 12 months, or last calendar year, whichever is easier or more beneficial for you.
  • Proof of Social Security Numbers for all household members (documentation required)
  • Most recent heat bill
  • Most recent electric bill

 
WAGE EARNERS:

You will need copies of your check stubs for the 30-day period preceding the date of application, or a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

 

FIXED INCOME:

This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran's Assistance, Unemployment Insurance, and pensions.

 

SELF-EMPLOYED/FARMERS:

You will need a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

 

FIP RECIPIENTS:

You will need a current DHS Notice of Decision or contact your local office for acceptable document information.

 

If you receive alimony or child support, it will also need to be verified. Additional income not listed here may be required.

 


The 2020-2021 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing.

 

 

For Residents in Jones County:

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program – Resource Center
Phone: 319-393-7811 Ext. 1001
Website:
https://www.hacap.org

For Residents in Dubuque County:
Operation: New View – Outreach Office
Phone: 563-556-5130
Website:
https://www.operationnewview.org


Due to the coronavirus, applications are not being taken in person. Please call the number above to discuss other ways to apply for the program

 

INCOME MAXIMUMS:

Household

Annual

Size

Gross Income

1

$22,330

2

$30,170

3

$38,010

4

$45,850

5

$53,690

6

$61,530

7

$69,370

8

$77,210

For households with more than eight members,

add $7,840 for each additional member.