Heating Assistance - LIHEAP

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season.  

When to Apply

Applications for the elderly (over 60) and the disabled will be taken starting Oct. 1 for LIHEAP. All others may sign up between Nov. 1 and April 30 each year. Monday through Friday, or as posted at the local office.


A household may qualify for assistance in this program if the household’s income falls within the income range listed online. This program is not designed to pay a household’s total energy costs, but to provide assistance in the payment of residential heating costs for eligible households.

Waukee's Office

For more information, please call 515-465-5185 to schedule an appointment with New Opportunities, Inc.