Program DescriptionThe Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating. Applications are accepted on a first come/first served basis at your local Community Action Agency from November through April (October for households with an elderly/disabled member), Monday through Friday, or as posted at the local Outreach/Community Action Agency office. The LIHEAP application also serves as an application for the Weatherization Assistance Program.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Iowa and you must need financial assistance for home energy costs.
A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or certain needs-tested Veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessThere are 18 Community Action Agencies (CAA) throughout the state that have offices in each of Iowa's 99 counties. You will need to contact your local CAA county office regarding application for Weatherization Program services.
Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, please visit Bureau of Energy Assistance page.