Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) Family Service Offices is accepting applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

Applications can also be completed online at: if your household applied for LIHEAP in the 2012-2013 LIHEAP program year.

Official social security cards must be provided for all members of the household as a required part of the application.

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 a portion of their primary heating costs. All low-income Northeast Iowans are encouraged to apply, including senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Households burning wood or where heating is included as part of the rent may also be eligible for assistance.

For more information contact your local NEICAC (Community Action) Family Service Office or call the NEICAC central office in Decorah at (563) 382-9608.

This program is not designed to pay a household's total energy costs. 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.