IMPACT Community Action Partnership (IMPACT) has now begun accepting online applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

In order to alleviate the time and resources often required to sign up for this seasonal energy assistance program, IMPACT now allows families to complete an application and upload their qualifying documents by phone or computer. Previously, families applied for the LIHEAP program solely by mail or in person.

Until April 30, qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters may apply for LIHEAP and, if approved, will receive a one-time payment to assist with a portion of their primary heating costs and protection from disconnection on their account until April 1, 2020.

Whether applying online or in person, applicants will need to furnish some form of identification for all household members, a copy of their most recent heat and electric bill as well as proof of all household members’ gross income from the past 30 days or the past year.

This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy cost. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. These factors include household income, household size, dwelling type and type of fuel heating the home as well as other factors.

Individuals or families interested in applying online should go to https://app.liheapia.net to complete the application. For questions or concerns regarding the LIHEAP application process, families may call 515-274-9665.

For more information on the program or about applying online, please visit impactcap.org or contact Rhonda Wilson by phone at 515-274-9665 or by email at rwilson@impactcap.org.

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