Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP)

The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) is a federally-funded program designed to assist low-income families to meet the cost of home heating by providing a one-time payment to the heating utility.


What are the benefits of this program?

  • Helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.
  • Receive a one-time payment to assist with household heating costs, regardless of heating fuel type.
  • Protects qualified applicants who are the head of a household from being disconnected from natural gas or electric service during the annual winter moratorium, normally November 1 through April 1.

What is required for program eligibility?

  • Meet income guidelines: 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Owners and renters both qualify
  • Program available from November 1st to April 30th
  • Elderly & disabled households can apply starting October 1st

What is required to apply for services?

Where are services available?

LiHEAP services are available in the following five NW Iowa counties:  Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee and Ida

Where to apply for services?

More from Iowa DHR

Click below to access Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) information from the Iowa Department of Human Rights.

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Helpful Resources

Review the federal poverty guidelines income eligibility chart for program services.

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