Vinton Municipal Electric Utility

Phone (319) 472-4813 or 4722-3663

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The 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.

This 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.

HACAP, located at 202 E. 4th Street in Vinton, Iowa typically takes applications from  November 1 through April 30.

You may qualify if your household income falls within these income ranges for 2014-2015:

Size of household:    
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Iowa annual maximum income
$20,598
$27,878
$35,158
$42,438
$49,718
$56,998

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