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IMPACT is accepting applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — IMPACT Community Action Partnership continues to accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through April 30, 2024.


Families in Boone, Jasper, Marion, Polk or Warren counties interested in applying for LIHEAP should call 515-518-4770 to schedule an appointment by phone, by a home visit, or on site at an IMPACT location. Households may request an application to be mailed to them or visit www.impactcap.org/energyassistance to apply online.


Applicants will need to furnish some form of identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, social security or I-94 cards, and proof of gross income for all household members for the past 30 days, the most recent 12 months or for the past calendar year. Approved LIHEAP applicants may be eligible for assistance with non-working furnace emergencies.


This assistance is based on household income and size, dwelling and fuel type and other factors. Eligibility income maximums for participation is established according to the following Fiscal Year 2024 – Federal Income Poverty Guidelines:

Household Size                      Annual Gross Income*  **

1                                                      $29,160

2                                                      $39,440

3                                                      $49,720

4                                                      $60,000

5                                                      $70,280

6                                                      $80,560

7                                                      $90,840

8                                                     $101,120

*For households with more than eight members, add $10,280 for each additional member.

**All income will be annualized. Income will be collected for a 30-day period.


The program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs. This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy cost. 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.


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IMPACT Community Action Partnership’s mission is to reduce the barriers and burdens that families in poverty experience by increasing access to essential needs. IMPACT serves over 55,000 individuals annually in five Central Iowa counties: Boone, Jasper, Marion, Polk and Warren to deliver essential services including: housing, energy, food and hygiene products assistance. IMPACT is one of 1,000 nationwide and 16 statewide community action agencies.


For Release: February 14, 2024

For IMPACT News: www.impactcap.org/news

Media Outlets: If you are a news reporter and would like to be added to our media list, please contact Kim Coulter, community engagement coordinator, 515-518-4770, ext. 379, kcoulter@impactcap.org.

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