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Applications for LIHEAP program available Oct. 2

Applications will be taken starting Oct. 2 for households with elderly/disabled members (applications for other households will be taken starting Nov. 1) for the 2017-2018 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The 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 for a portion of their primary heating costs.

The Impact Community Action Partnership agency at 115 N. Second Ave. E. in Newton will be taking applications for households with members who are elderly/disabled starting Oct. 2 through April 30, 2018. Applicants will need to furnish some form of identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, telephone bill, and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past 30 days or the past calendar year.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel and other factors.

Eligibility for participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines:

This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs. The program will provide supplemental assistance based on several factors. This is a one-time payment to your energy provider.

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