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ENERGY ASSISTANCE

Signup for program begins Nov. 1

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Applications will be taken starting Nov. 1 for the 2021-2022 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA and was established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

The Community Action Agency, New Opportunities, will be taking applications from Nov. 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022 (Oct. 1 for households with an elderly/disabled member). LIHEAP customers will need to 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 calendar days, the most recent 12 months, or for the past calendar year. Apply in person by appointment: New Opportunities, Carroll County Family Development Center, 23751 Highway 30 East, P.O. Box 427, Carroll, IA 51401; 712-792-9266.

Alternative ways to apply include by phone, fax, email, regular mail and online. For more details, visit www.newopp.org.

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

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

Household Size 1 — $25,760

Household Size 2 — $34,840

Household Size 3 — $43,920

Household Size 4 — $53,000

Household Size 5 — $62,080

Household Size 6 — $71,160

Household Size 7 — $80,240

Household Size 8 — $89,320

For households with more than eight members, add $9,080 for each additional member.

All income will be annualized. Income will be collected for a 30-day period.

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