Energy Assistance

Iowa Home Energy Assistance Program

Residential Customers
Need help with your heating bill?

The 2023-2024 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, type of fuel, and type of housing.

If you are not sure where to apply, Dial 2-1-1, or visit where-apply to contact your local community action agency, or write to:

Iowa Department of Health & Human Services
Capitol Complex
Des Moines, IA 50319

Income Maximus:

Household SizeAnnual Gross Income

For households with more than eight members, add $10,280 for each additional member.

When to apply:

Elderly (60 & over) and/or disabled: October 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024

All other households: November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024

What to take:

Proof of Income (for all household members age 18 and over) Depending upon your household income type, income documentation from the past 30 days, the last 12 months, or last calendar year, whichever is easier or more beneficial for you.

Proof of Social Security Numbers for all household members (documentation required)

Most recent heat bill

Most recent electric bill

Wage Earners:

Please bring copies of your check stubs for the 30-day period preceding the date of application, or a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

Fixed Income:

This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran’s Assistance, Unemployment Insurance and pensions. Please bring copies of your check stubs from the previous 30 days.

Self-Employed / Farmers:

Please bring a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

FIP Recipients:

Please bring your current DHS Notice of Decision or contact your local office for acceptable document information.

If you receive alimony or child support, it will also need to be verified. Additional income not listed here may be required.