Heating Assistance Program

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program offered through Mid-Sioux Opportunity may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill. This program is funded through the Iowa Department of Human Rights and has been established to help qualified low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

Your local Mid-Sioux office will be taking applications from November 1 through April 30. For 2020, this date has been extended to May 31.  Each applicant will need to furnish a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, original Social Security or I-94 card for each household member, and proof of the household’s income for the past months (4 weeks), the past twelve (12) months, or 2017 or 2018 tax return.  Eligibility for participation is established according to federal income guidelines listed below. Applicants eligible for an award will be paid on a first-come, first-serve basis and all payments are subject to availability of funds.

For more information or to apply call (712) 722-3611 or email Mid-Sioux.  Hearing Impaired call 711.

Maximum Gross Income

2019-20 Federal Income Guidelines
Household Size Annual Income
1 $21,858
2 $29,593
3 $37,328
4 $45,063
5 $52,798
6+ For families with more than 5 member, add $7,735 for each additional member.