Community Action
of Southeast Iowa
2850 Mt Pleasant St, Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319-753-0193
Helping people.
      Changing lives.

Energy Assistance

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowan homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, size, type of fuel and housing. Contact your local neighborhood center for an appointment or more information. To view our bulletin, press here.

Elderly (60 & over) or disabled can call for an appointment starting October 2, 2017.
All other households:
November 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018.

30 days proof of income for all adults in the household
Birthdates for all household members
Proof of Social Security numbers of all household members (Social Security card, 1099, USCIS or I94, or other official document with a verified social security number)
Most recent heating bill (must match residence address)
Most recent electric bill (must match residence address)

Please bring copies of your check stubs for the past 30 days period preceding the date of application or a copy of your federal tax return.

This income may include: Social Security Benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Family Investment Program, Veteran's Assistance, Unemployment Insurance, and pensions. Bring proof of income for the previous 30 days. If you are submitting a Federal Tax Return, you must provide documentation for the entire tax year.

Please bring a copy of your most recent federal income tax return.

Note: Failure to bring the needed documentation to your appointment will cause a delay in processing your application.

To print an application in english, click here. To print an application in spanish, click here. Mail the completed application to your local neighborhood center. If this is your first time applying, you must call to shedule an appointment.


Our Mission:

Community Action is dedicated to alleviating the conditions and causes of poverty by building partnerships and strengthening people through quality services.