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Crisis, LIHEAP & Weatherization

Bills can be overwhelming

Crisis Assistance

Crisis assistance may be available to individuals or families who are in need of food, or help with utilities or rent. For more information, contact the MATURA Outreach Center in the county you reside.


Crisis applications are currently not being accepted online.

Visit our Find Us page for MATURA locations in our designated counties to make an appointment.

If you live in Iowa outside our designated counties, click here for a list of all Iowa Community Action Agencies.

If you have a disconnect notice, please contact MATURA before applying online for LIHEAP.  See dates below for LIHEAP season.

Currently, the 
income guideline limits
for assistance for Crisis, LIHEAP, and Weatherization are all the same.

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program


The LIHEAP Energy Assistance program is designed to aid qualifying low-income Iowa house-holds at or below 200% poverty in the payment of a portion of their residential heating costs for the winter heating season. LIHEAP is designed to encourage regular utility payments, promote energy awareness, and encourage reduction of energy usage through energy efficiency, client education, and weatherization.

Energy crisis intervention services also available through this program include:

  • Furnace Repair/replacement

  • Emergency fuel delivery and reconnection

  • Blankets

  • Heaters

  • Medically-necessary air conditioning

Applications are taken:

  • October 1,2023 - April 30, 2024 for households that have someone who is 60 years old or over, or if someone is disabled, or household is in crisis 

  • November 1,2023 - April 30, 2024 for all other applicants

Applicants are urged to visit our offices to speak with program staff. Visit our Find Us page to find the MATURA Outreach Center in the county you reside in.

Click here for eligibility and how to apply 

Click here for application (English)

Click here  for application (Spanish)

If you have an electric or gas disconnect notice, missed a pay arrangement, need help getting reconnected, or at 30% or less in LP, please call your local MATURA outreach office.



MATURA accepts LIHEAP applications for Adair, Adams, Madison, Ringgold, Taylor, and Union counties.  If you reside in another county in Iowa clink on the link below.

Click here for a list of all Iowa Community Action Agencies LIHEAP Intake Sites


The MATURA Weatherization program works closely with LIHEAP to help families increase their comfort and decrease home energy usage and cost.

Applicants for weatherization are taken from LIHEAP clients and prioritized according to their heating costs. Homes are evaluated by MATURA staff and private contractors are hired to undertake weatherization services on the home.

Weatherization services could include:

  • Insulation of attics, walls, and crawl spaces

  • Infiltration work such as caulking, sealing, and weather-stripping doors and windows

  • Furnace repair and replacement are also done on owner-occupied dwellings as needed

To be eligible for weatherization services, an application for LIHEAP must be completed. Please visit one of the Outreach Centers for more information and to apply for LIHEAP.

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