The 2012-13 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications will be taken through April 30.
This program is not designed to pay households' total energy costs but it will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors.
Those factors include: total household income, household size, dwelling type, type of heating fuel, among other factors.
Households who are over LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through the medical waiver component. The medical expenses must be documented, paid and non-reimbursable.
If you have already applied and have been approved this winter season, you can't re-apply.
For more information and an appointment in Buena Vista County, call Upper Des Moines Outreach office at 712-732-1757, located at 620 Michigan St., Storm Lake. Appointments are necessary.