Des Moines, Iowa – Low-income customers in MidAmerican Energy Company’s Iowa territory can apply for the seasonal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Elderly or disabled low-income Iowans can apply now. Other qualified low-income Iowa residents can apply starting Nov. 1.
LIHEAP is a federally funded energy assistance program designed to help low-income families pay their heating bills. Community action agencies in Iowa review applications and administer grant funds provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Household income and size, type of primary heating fuel, housing type and other factors are considered as grants are awarded to eligible low-income applicants.
To be eligible , the total household income must be at or below 175 percent of 2018 federal poverty guidelines.