LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in Iowa
LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
150% Federal Poverty Level
LIHEAP FY 2012 Benefit
Heating: $400 average
Crisis: $500 maximum
LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013)
LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: November 1 – April 30
(October 1 start for seniors and disabled)
Iowa Utilities with Low-Income Energy Efficiency Resources
Black Hills Energy
Weatherization improvements which are covered by Black Hills Energy funding include:
- Insulation – floor, ceiling, and wall
- Band joist
- Water heating measures (pipe wrap, low-flow showerheads, and faucet aerators)
- Air infiltration measures
To apply for these programs or to find out if you qualify for low-income energy assistance contact your local Community Action Agency.
Weatherization: Funding for low-income weatherization is available to customers year-round. MidAmerican’s energy efficiency department, with assistance from the Iowa Department of Human Rights, administers the program and distributes funds specifically earmarked for home improvements to low-income customer homes. Contact your local community action agency or the Iowa Bureau of Weatherization at 1-515-281-3861
HomeCheck: Free energy assessment for homes built before December 31, 2002 includes installation of water heater blanket, pipe insulation, low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads, waterbed mattress pad and energy-efficient light bulbs. Call 1-800-545-0762.
State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.