The 2018–2019 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     1-Month Gross Income    Annual Gross Income    
1 $1,770$21,245
2 $2,400$28,805
3 $3,030$36,365
4 $3,660$43,925
5 $4,290 $51,485
For each additional memberAdd $630Add $7,560
When to Apply

Elderly (60 & over) and/or disabled: October 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

All other households: November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019

What to Take
  • Proof of income: 2017 or 2018 Federal Tax Return (pages 1&2). If you have not filed your 2017 tax return, bring your last 30 days of all income
  • 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, please contact your local community action agency, or write to:
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Capitol Complex
Des Moines, IA 50319

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