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New Opportunities, Inc. Fuel Assistance Information

Posted September 25, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Perry

Applications will be taken starting November 1, 2013 for the 2013-2014 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. This program is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Iowa Department of Human Rights/DCAA, and has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs.

The New Opportunities DALLAS COUNTY FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER at 2814 1st AVE in PERRY will be taking applications from November 1, 2013, (October 1 for households with an elderly/disabled member) through April 30, 2014. Applicants will need to furnish their Social Security cards or I94 card, a copy of their most recent heating and electric bill, and proof of all household members’ gross income for the past three months or for the past calendar year.

THIS PROGRAM IS NOT DESIGNED TO PAY A HOUSEHOLD’S TOTAL ENERGY COST.  THE PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE SUPPLEMENTAL ASSISTANCE BASED ON SEVERAL FACTORS.  THOSE FACTORS INCLUDE TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME, HOUSEHOLD SIZE, DWELLING TYPE, AND TYPE OF HEATING FUEL, AMONG OTHERS.

Eligibility for participation is established according to the following federal income guidelines: 

INCOME MAXIMUMS

Household LIHEAP Three Month LIHEAP Annual 

Size                   Gross Income                         Gross Income

1                   $    4,309   $   17,235

2                   $    5,816   $   23,265

3                   $    7,324   $   29,295

4                   $    8,831   $   35,325

5                  $  10,339    $   41,355

6                 $  11,846     $   47,385

For households with more than six members, add $1,508/$6,030 for each additional member.  * Medical Waiver:  Households who are over LIHEAP regular income guidelines may be eligible for LIHEAP benefits through our medical waiver component.    The medical expenses must be documented, paid, and non-reimbursable.  For more information please contact your local community action agency:

Dallas County Family Development Center

2814 1st Ave

Perry, Iowa  50020

Phone: 515-465-5185





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