What is Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)?
The Energy Assistance program helps assist qualified applicants with the partial payment of heating costs on utility bills. This program is not intended to pay your household’s total energy costs, but to pay a portion of residential heating costs. In most cases, benefits will be received in the form of a credit applied to your utility company heating bill. Assistance levels depend on income level, family size, the type of fuel you use to heat your home, and other factors. If you are determined eligible for benefits through the LIHEAP program, you will also be prevented from disconnection from your heating and electrical provider through April 1st of each year.
When to Apply
The Elderly (60+) and Disabled will be able to start applying on October 1.
Everyone else can apply November 1 - April 30, 2023.
How to Apply
Both paper and online applications are available. The following documents will be required when submitting an application:
- Identification (social Security cards for everyone in the household or valid Iowa driver's license)
- Recent Utility Bill (only if utilities are not under your name)
- Income Proof (wages, salary, Social Security, SSI, or past year Federal tax form)
- Utility Authorization Release (only if utilities are not under your name)
Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Online Application
Please download or pick up a paper application at any of the office locations listed below. Return your completed paper application to the nearest Energy Assistance Office (see below). Due to COVID-19, we are unable to meet clients in person. Drop-off boxes will be placed outside each site for application submissions. Applications can also be mailed to HACAP Energy Assistance at PO Box 490, Hiawatha, IA 52233 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule an Appointment
Linn County - (Urban Office) 1328 2nd Ave, SE Cedar Rapids, IA | 319-366-7632
(Inn Circle) 5560 6th St. SW Cedar Rapids, IA | 319-739-0100
Johnson County - 367 Southgate Ave, Iowa City, IA | 319-337-5765
Dubuque County - 220 West 7th St., Dubuque, IA | 563-556-5130
Washington County - 2175 Lexington Blvd Bldg 1, Washington, IA | 319-653-7275
Benton County - 202 E 4th Street, Vinton, IA | 319-472-4761
Jones County - 105 Broadway Place Suite 17, Anamosa, IA | 319-462-4343
Jackson County - 904 E Quarry Street, Maquoketa, IA | 563-652-5197
Delaware County - 721 S 5th St., Manchester, IA 52057 | 563-927-4629
Iowa County - No location available. Please call 319-366-7631, ext. 1502