The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist low-income Iowa households (homeowners and renters) in the payment of a portion of their residential heating costs for the winter heating season, to encourage regular utility payments, to promote energy awareness and to encourage reduction of energy usage through energy efficiency, client education, and weatherization. All clients applying for this program will simultaneously be making application for weatherization assistance as required by state law.


Applications will be taken by appointment starting October 2, 2017, for households with elderly/disabled members (applications for other households will be taken starting November 1) for the 2017-2018 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applicants will need to furnish identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past 30 days or the past calendar year.


THIS PROGRAM IS NOT DESIGNED TO PAY A HOUSEHOLD’S TOTAL ENERGY COSTS. THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE BASED ON SEVERAL FACTORS. THOSE FACTORS INCLUDE TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME, HOUSEHOLD SIZE, DWELLING TYPE, AND TYPE OF HEATING FUEL, AMONG OTHERS.


Eligibility for participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines:


INCOME MAXIMUMS


(Household size, LIHEAP 30 days gross income, LIHEAP Annual gross income)


1, $ 1,759, $ 21,105


2, $ 2,368, $ 28,420


3, $ 2,978, $ 35,735


4, $ 3,588, $ 43,050


5, $ 4,197, $ 50,365


6, $ 4,807, $ 57,680


7, $ 5,416, $ 64,995


8, $ 6,026, $ 72,310


For households with more than eight members, add $610 / $7,315 for each additional member. For more information or to apply please contact your local community action agency:


New Opportunities Dallas County Family Development Center


2814 1st Ave


Perry, IA 50220


Phone: 515-465-5185