Operation: New View, Community Action Agency is now taking applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for eligible households.
Applications became available Nov. 1 for the 2018-19 LIHEAP program.
The last day to apply is April 30.
Energy assistance is a first-come, first-served program that is dependent on federal funding. It has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.
Applicants must furnish some form of identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past 30 days or for the past calendar year.
The Energy Assistance Program is not intended to pay a household’s total energy cost. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors, including total household income, household size, dwelling type, heating fuel type, as well as other factors.
Eligibility for program participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines:
Household of 1: Annual gross income of $21,245
Household of 2: Annual gross income of $28,805
Household of 3: Annual gross income of $36,365
Household of 4: Annual gross income of $43,925
Household of 5: Annual gross income of $51,485
Household of 6: Annual gross income of $59,045
Household of 7: Annual gross income of $66,605
Household of 8: Annual gross income of $74,165
To make an appointment or for more information, call the Operation: New View office in Jackson County at (563) 652-5197 or stop by the office at 904 E. Quarry St., Maquoketa; in Dubuque County, 1473 Central Ave., 563-556-5130; or in Delaware County, 721 S. Fifth St., Manchester, 563-927-4629.
Individuals can also apply for assistance online at www.operationnewview.org.
The program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and administered through the local community action agencies.