Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Storm Lake is offering assistance for Buena Vista County residents who need help paying their heating bills for the winter months.
Upper Des Moines has federal funds available through the Iowa Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
Upper Des Moines officials expect a greater demand due to the increasing costs of home heating fuel this year.
The fuel assistance program for the elderly (60 years and older) and disabled runs from now until April 15. All other households can apply from Nov. 1 to April 15.
The fuel assistance program covers all types of heating sources, such as gas, electric, propane, heating oil and wood. The program is based on household income and other factors.
For more information, contact Upper Des Moines at 712-732-1757.