Applications are currently being taken for the 2021-2022 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program for Elderly and Disabled which begins Oct. 1, 2021. All other households could apply beginning Nov. 1, 2020.

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 for a portion of their primary heating costs.

The SCICAP Outreach Location for Lucas County is currently taking applications from October 1, 2021 through April 30, 2022 for households with elderly/disabled member (all other households beginning November 1st) Monday through Friday 8:00AM -12:00PM - by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call the center at 641-217-8180

Applicants will need to furnish some form of identification, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, social security card documentation for all household members, and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past thirty days or for the past calendar year.

The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and other factors. The total household income for an applicant must be at or below 200 percent of the 2022 federal poverty guidelines.

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

Size of Household/Annual Gross Income: 1/$25,760; 2/$34,840; 3/$43,920; 4/$53,000; 5/$62,080; 6/$71,160

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

All income will be annualized. Income will be collected for a 30 day period – count back 30 days, including date of application.

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