Applications will be taken, at Community Action of Eastern Iowa, starting in November for the 2015-2016 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program serves homeowners and renters in Muscatine, Cedar, Clinton, and Scott counties.
This program is not designed to pay a household’s 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 other factors. Last year approximately 8,000 households received assistance.
When applying, applicants should bring proof of income for the past 90 days, a recent copy of a heating and electric bill, and social security card for anyone who has not had it verified by staff in the past two years. Eligibility for the program is based upon federally established income guidelines. For example, a family of four can earn no more than $10,609 in a three month period. Eligible households may also receive weatherization services such as insulation and other energy conservation measures.
For more information or to apply, contact Community Action of Eastern Iowa, 1903 Park Ave., #18 (inside the Muscatine Mall). Appointments are taken on Wednesdays. On other weekdays no appointment is needed. Appointments can be made for the West Liberty office.
The last day to apply is Friday, April 29, 2016.