Energy Assistance and Weatherization

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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 winter heating costs 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 are determined eligible for the benefit through the LIHEAP program, you will also receive protection (moratorium) from disconnection on your heating and electrical services through April 1st of each year. 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?

Applications are accepted starting on the first working day of October of each year for households with a member over the age of sixty, and households with a disabled member.  For all others, applications are accepted starting on the first working day of November.  The application period ends on the last working day of April of each year.

How Can I Apply?

There are four ways you can apply. Please view this list of documents you will need to apply.

Walk-In: You can apply by walking in at any of our resource center locations. Please know that the wait times can vary with walk-in appointment.

Request an Appointment: If you want a shorter wait time to be seen, you can request an appointment on a specific day and time. If you are unable to visit an office due to health reasons, we also provide home visits. To arrange an appointment or to request a home visit, please contact your local resource center.

Apply Online: You may be able to complete your application online during the application season. Click here to apply online.

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 your local resource center.

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

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

Please mail or drop off completed applications with copies of all required documents to the office nearest you. 

What If I Have a Disconnection Notice?

If you have received a disconnection notice, or if you are disconnected from your power source, we may have Crisis funding to assist you.  Please contact your local IMPACT office, or walk in to see what assistance can be provided. Please call 515-971-1756 or email energyassistance@impactcap.org if you have been disconnected while our resource centers are closed.

 

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's Weatherization program is available in Boone, Marion, and Warren Counties.  Weatherization services in Jasper County are provided by Mid-Iowa Community Action.  In Polk County, Weatherization services are provided by  Polk County Public Works.

How Can I Apply?

Applications may be made at any IMPACT Resource Center and are accepted throughout the year. To be eligible for Weatherization, clients 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.