Posted: March 20, 2020
APPLICATIONS FOR IOWA’S LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 31, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Community Action Agencies (DCAA) has extended the regular LIHEAP season through May 31, 2020. Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Family Service Offices will continue taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through May 31, 2020. Residents of Allamakee, Bremer, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard & Winneshiek counties can apply online at www.neicac.org or by calling the local Family Services office listed below. Applications for assistance can be completed without visiting an office. If your household applied for LIHEAP in the 2018-2019 LIHEAP program year, you can apply online. Go to our website’s LIHEAP page http://www.neicac.org/LIHEAP and look for the “Apply Online” link. Applications may also be requested by mail or by phone. NEICAC’s Family Services offices will not be scheduling face-to-face appointments with customers until further notice.
A household may be eligible if the household’s annual gross income of 175% of poverty or less – see chart below.
|HOUSEHOLD INCOME MAXIMUMS 175% OF POVERTY|
|For each additional member, add $7,735|
(Please see below for office locations and telephone numbers)
For more information contact your local NEICAC (Community Action) Family Service Office or call the NEICAC central office in Decorah at (563) 382-9608.
(TO MEDIA – PLEASE ONLY USE THE LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW THAT ARE IN YOUR COVERAGE AREA)
|Waukon Family Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Waverly Family Services/Food Pantryemail@example.com|
|New Hampton Family Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elkader Family Servicesemail@example.com|
|West Union Family Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oelwein Family Servicesemail@example.com|
|Cresco Family Services/Food Pantryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Decorah Family Services/Food Pantryemail@example.com|
Additionally, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) issued an emergency order directing all electric and natural gas utilities in Iowa to cease disconnection of residential service due to nonpayment. The extended winter moratorium period will continue until May 1, 2020. This statewide extension period issued by IUB order applies to all investor-owned, municipal and cooperative utilities in Iowa. For more information, visit https://iub.iowa.gov/press-release/2020-03-13/iub-emergency-order-extends-utility-winter-moratorium
For more information, please contact:
Karen Henry, LIHEAP & Outreach Director