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2023 Winter Heating Bill Assistance Available

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

The 2023-2024 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP), offered through Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc., may be able to help you pay your winter heating bill. This program is funded through the Iowa Department of Human Rights and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs. Your local Mid-Sioux office will be taking applications from November 1, 2023 through April 30, 2024. Each applicant will need to furnish a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, original Social Security or I-94 card for each household member, and proof of the household’s income for the past month (4 weeks), the past twelve (12) months, or 2022 or 2023 tax return. Eligibility for participation is established according to the federal income guidelines listed to the right. Applicants eligible for the help will be paid on a first come, first serve basis, and all payments are subject to availability of funds. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel and type of housing.



Household Size

Annual Gross Income

















For households with more than eight members,

add $10,280 for each additional member.


Social Security Card or I-94 Card – We require a copy of the original card for each household member.

Current Heat Bill and Electric Bill – This may be two separate bills.

Proof of Income – This includes total household gross income from all sources (for all household members age 19 and over). We must have complete proof of income to process your application.

  • Fixed Income: Includes Social Security Income, Aid to Families with Dependent Children or F.I.P., Veterans’ Assistance, Unemployment Insurance and Pensions. Provide a copy of your most recent check or a bank statement showing automatic deposit.

  • Wage Earners: Attach copies of your check stubs for 30 days preceding the date of application, the past 12 months or the most recent calendar year federal income tax return, 2022 or 2023.

  • Self-Employed/Farmers: A copy of your 2022 or 2023 federal income tax return.

  • Other Income: Alimony and child support will also need to be verified.

Please call your local outreach office for an appointment to apply for LIHEAP:

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

  • Ida County - Ida County Courthouse 401 Moorehead Ida Grove, 712-225-3322 or 712-364-2175, Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Cherokee County - 712-225-3322 921 So 2nd St Cherokee Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Lyon County - 302 S Lincoln Rock Rapids 712-722-3611 or 712-472-3746 Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Plymouth County - 180 10th St SE Le Mars, 712-225-3322 or 712-546-6603, Tues & Thurs 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Sioux County 618 14th St NE Sioux Center Mon, 712-722-3611, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Central Office 418 S Marion St Remsen 712-786-2001 Mon -– Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm 800-859-2025 or 712-786-2001, Fax: 712-786-3250

  • Visit us on the web at: Hearing Impaired Call 711

  • Upper Des Moines Opportunity - O’Brien County Outreach Center 712-957-1023 140 2nd St SE • Primghar Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Wed – open until 6:30 pm

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