Households with incomes at or below the annually determined federal poverty
guidelines, but not to exceed 150 percent of the guidelines, or an amount equal
to 60 percent of the state median income for the state, according to DHHS,
which are published annually in the Federal Register, may be eligible for
assistance under LIHEAP. To receive benefits, an application must be made,
eligibility determined, and program funds available before any payments may be
(2) Proof of income
eligibility is required as outlined in the Iowa LIHEAP Policy and Procedures
Manual. Any individual listed on a LIHEAP-approved application for the current
fiscal year may not be listed on another application unless an exception is
granted by the division.
criteria and guidelines are contained in the Iowa LIHEAP State Plan and the
Iowa LIHEAP Policy and Procedures Manual.
(4) All payments are contingent upon the
availability of federal funds.
The amount of assistance a household may receive is determined by a payment
matrix that considers household income, household size, fuel type, and other
targeting factors, as described in the current Iowa LIHEAP Policy and
households applying for this program will simultaneously be making application
for weatherization assistance, and 421-Chapter 23 shall govern weatherization
owner-occupied and renter-occupied households will be assisted.