Heating help now available
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications for home heating assistance, according to Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st.
LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants.
The program also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.
Income eligibility requirements for LIHEAP are set at 150 percent of federal poverty level income.
For example, the income limit for an individual is $18,090. For a couple, the limit is $24,360 and for a family of four the limit is $36,900.
Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or through the county assistance office in the county where they live.