Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP)
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?
- Income verification - (English) (Spanish)
- Utility Vendor Verification
- LIHEAP Application - (English) (Spanish)
- Checklist for Applicants - (English) (Spanish)
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?
- Online Application - Elderly, Disabled & Disconnects may apply in October - All other applications can apply November 1st thru April 30th
- Remsen - 418 South Marion Street
- Cherokee - 921 South 2nd Street
- Ida Grove - 401 Moorehead
- Rock Rapids - 302 S Lincoln
- LeMars - 180 10th Street SE
- Sioux Center - 618 14th St. NE, Suite 10
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