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Energy Assistance

There are plenty of reasons you may need some relief. From the challenges of losing your job to unexpected health issues to rising costs. We can help you find solutions.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps with heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. The program uses federal and state funding to support about 200,000 Iowa families every year. We all pay into LIEAP, so it’s your money to use if you qualify. No matter how you heat your home (electricity, natural gas, propane, heating oil), or what type of support you need, help is available.

When you qualify for LIEAP, you become eligible for all the programs below. So, to get the most help, apply now!

Heating Assistance

This program is designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating. LIHEAP supplements the high cost of winter heating for low-income households, provides emergency furnace repairs or replacement for income-qualifying homeowners and offers assistance with telephone costs to those that qualify.

Crisis Assistance

On a limited basis, Operation Threshold provides financial assistance to households facing crisis situations such as utility disconnection, emergency fuel deliveries, and furnace repair/replacement. Operation Threshold also offers a crisis assistance program called Pocket Change. The Pocket Change program is available to assist eligible households with emergency expenses related to work or school attendance or other unusual crises.

Applying is Easy

Even if you can afford all your bills right now, applying for LIHEAP can give your family relief and give you access to emergency programs (like furnace assistance) in the future. Your family may be eligible for LIHEAP services and grants based on a few different factors, including your household income, household size and past eligibility.

For more information on LIHEAP or with questions about the application process, please call 319-291-2065. Otherwise, get started and apply for your benefits today!