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LIHEAP- Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

 

What Help Is Available?

You may be able to receive a one-time payment for your utility bill if you meet income guidelines. IMPACT will help you apply for the benefit through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).  Assistance level depends on income level, family size, the type of fuel you use to heat your home, and other factors.  If you heat your home with liquid propane (LP), you can qualify to receive a delivery of propane through this program. If you have received a disconnection notice, or if you are disconnected from your power source, we may have funding to assist you. Please read below for more information on how to contact us and apply for Crisis assistance.

When Can I Apply?

We will begin accepting early applications for LIHEAP starting October 1st, 2020. To qualify for an early application you must meet at least 1 of the following criteria:

  • Over 60 years of age

  • Household member that is disabled

  • An emergency situation (disconection, disconnection notice, broken furnace, etc.)

LIHEAP applications will be accepted starting November 1st, 2020 for all interested applicants.

How Can I Apply?

There are currently two ways to apply for the Energy Assistance program at IMPACT. ​

Phone Appointment: We are currently taking all LIHEAP and Weatherization applications over the phone. Please call your local resource center or reach out to us in the chat on our website to schedule a phone appointment for Energy Assistance.

Mail-In Application: You can download an application, print it out, and mail it back to us with copies of your documentation. You can mail your application to our Admin Office:

IMPACT Community Action Partnership

3226 University Ave

Des Moines, IA, 50311

ATTN: Energy Team

Click Here to Download the Mail-In Application (English)

Click Here to Download the Mail-In Application (Spanish)

What If I Have a Disconnection Notice?

If you have received a disconnection notice, been disconnected from your power source, or have a non-working furnace we may have Crisis funding to assist you. 

Please call 515-518-4770 if you are in need of Crisis assistance. If you have been disconnected outside of our regular working hours (M-F 8:30-4:30), Please call

515-681-8472 or email energyassistance@impactcap.org.

Weatherization Assistance Program

What Help Is Available?

Weatherization is a program established to help reduce the heating and cooling costs for low-income persons, particularly the elderly, disabled, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, thereby reducing the household's energy bills.  This component works to tighten and insulate homes against the elements and to assure the safety of appliances by providing health and safety checks, appliance replacement, home insulation, minor repairs, and client education. IMPACT partners with Polk County Public Works and Mid-Iowa Community Action to provide Weatherization services to all of our service counties.

How Can I Apply?

Applications can be made over the phone. Please call your local resource center to apply. To be eligible for Weatherization, households must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level or approved for the LIHEAP program.  Priority is determined by a state matrix that includes fuel usage and household data.

What If My Furnace Stops Working?

If your furnace has stopped working, please contact your local IMPACT resource center to submit an application for a furnace repair or replacement. IMPACT partners with Polk County Public Works and Mid-Iowa Community Action to provide Weatherization services to all of our service counties.