Applications will be taken starting Nov. 1 (Oct. 1 for households with an elderly (60+)/disabled member) for the 2019-2020 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay a portion of their primary heating costs.

West Central Community Action, 304 Chestnut St., Atlantic, IA 50022, (712) 243-5421 will be taking applications through April 30, 2020. Applicants must verify their identity with Social Security Cards for every member of the household or I-94 Cards with the documented country. Applicants must supply a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past 30-days or provide their 2018 Federal Income Taxes.

This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs, but will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors including total household income, household size, dwelling type, and type of heating fuel.

Income Maximums are as follows: Household size: 1-LIHEAP 1- Month Gross Income: $1,822- LIHEAP Annual Gross Income: $21,858; Household size: 2-LIHEAP 1-Month Gross Income: $2,466- LIHEAP Annual Gross Income: $29,593; Household size: 3-LIHEAP 1-Month Gross Income: $3,111 -LIHEAP Annual Gross Income: $37,328; Household size-4-LIHEAP 1-Month Gross Income: $3,755- LIHEAP Annual Gross Income: $45,063; Household size: 5- LIHEAP 1-Month Gross Income-$4,400-LIHEAP Annual Gross Income-$52,798; Household Size: 6-LIHEAP 1-Month Gross Income-$5,044; LIHEAP Annual Gross Income-$60,533; Household Size: 7-LIHEAP 1-Month Gross Income: $5,689-LIHEAP Annual Gross Income: $68,268; Household Size: 8-LIHEAP 1-Month Gross Income: $6,334-LIHEAP Annual Gross Income: $76,003; For households with more than eight members, add $645 / $7,735 for each additional member.