The 2019–2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, and type of fuel.

Income Maximums
Household Size     Annual Gross Income    
1 $21,858
2 $29,593
3 $37,328
4 $45,063
5 $52,798
For households with more than eight membersAdd $7,735 each
When to Apply

Elderly (60 & over) and/or disabled: October 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020

All other households: November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020

What to Take
  • Proof of income (for all household members age 19 and over): Check stubs for the previous 30 days, award letter from social security, or 2018 federal tax return
  • Social Security numbers for all household members (documentation required)
  • Current heating bill or propane vendor bill
  • Current electric bill
Where to Call for Your Appointment

Des Moines County, Neighborhood Center, 319-753-2893
Henry County, Tolson Center, 319-385-2310
Louisa County, Community Action Center, 319-728-2314
North Lee County, Eichacker Center, 319-372-4471
South Lee County, Marie Tallarico Center, 319-524-6383


If you are not sure where to apply:

  • Dial 2-1-1
  • Visit
  • Contact your local community action agency
  • Write to:
    Iowa Department of Human Rights
    Capitol Complex
    Des Moines, IA 50319
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