Bureau of Energy Assistance administers the Low-Income Home Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This federally-funded block grant is
designed to aid qualifying households in the payment of a portion of
their residential heating costs for the winter heating season. The
program's energy crisis intervention components are designed to provide
immediate response to alleviate potentially life-threatening
situations, and the client education component of the program provides
funds for activities that encourage regular utility payments, promote
energy awareness and encourage reduction of energy use through energy
efficiency, client education and weatherization.
program is funded through the Iowa Department of Human Rights and has
been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and
renters for a portion of their primary heating costs.