The 2012-2013 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program was established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken until April 30.
This program is not designed to pay households' total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. Those factors include total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel, among others.
Households that are above LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through the medical waiver component. The medical expenses must be documented, paid and non-reimbursable. People who have already applied and have been approved this winter season cannot re-apply. For more information and an appointment in Webster County call Upper Des Moines Outreach Office at 576-7774, l900 Central Ave. Suite 11.