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Iowa programs that prove help with paying electric, heating and utility bills.

Get assistance and help with paying your bills in all areas of Iowa, including Des Moines

Provides local agencies with help for funding weatherization projects. Weatherization improvements may include ceiling, floor, and wall insulation; band joist; air infiltration measures; and water heating measures, such as pipe wrap, water heater blankets, low-flow shower heads, and faucet aerators.




MidAmerican Energy
Funding for lower income customers for weatherization is available year-round. MidAmerican's energy efficiency department, using assistance from the Iowa Department of Human Rights, manages the program and distributes the help with paying utility and heating bills that are specifically earmarked for home improvements to qualified lower income customer homes. More on Iowa weatherization programs.
This provides a free energy assessment for homes built before December 31, 1994. It also includes the installation of pipe insulation, water heater blankets, energy-efficient light bulbs, low-flow faucet aerators and shower heads, and waterbed mattress pad.

Alliant Energy - Hometown Care Energy Fund
Recipients of this energy aid include families struggling with medical problems or a job loss, older citizens on a fixed income, and it can also help eligible people who are still trying to pay off last winter's high heating bills.

Atmos Energy
Sharing the Warmth
Customer donations combine with company donations to help people pay their gas bills in Lee county.

Access Energy Cooperative, Butler County REC, Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative, East-Central Iowa REC, Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative, Mid-American Energy Company, Prairie Energy Cooperative, Rideta Electric Cooperative, Inc., Southwest Service Iowa Cooperative
All these companies off this program which is funded by customers and the funds are distributed by local community action agencies to help those in need with paying their winter heating bills and to also assist in the weatherization of homes of low-income consumers.

Black Hills Energy - This Iowa energy provider also administers a few different options and resources that can help the low income pay utility and energy bills. Options available range from weatherization to financial assistance. More on Black Hills Energy programs that can help pay bills.





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