Community Action of Eastern IA-Housing and Utilities

Contact

101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only. Or apply online at caeiowa.org

The Energy Assistance program is designed to help families pay a portion of winter heating costs. Households approved for the Energy Assistance program will receive a one time payment on their heating account.

Applications are taken October 1st - 31st for only those households with elderly or disabled persons, and November 3rd - April 30th for all households.

When a household is approved for Energy Assistance, an application is also automatically completed for the Weatherization Program (link above), which can help reduce future energy bills.

Community Action of Eastern IA-Housing and Utilities

Contact

1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761
563-263-9290

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Applications on Wednesday by appointment only.

The Energy Assistance program is designed to help families pay a portion of winter heating costs. Households approved for the Energy Assistance program will receive a one time payment on their heating account.

Applications are taken October 1st - 31st for only those households with elderly or disabled persons, and November 1st - April 30th for all households.

When a household is approved for Energy Assistance, an application is also automatically completed for the Weatherization Program which can help reduce future energy bills.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Community Services Department

Contact

1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761
(inside Muscatine Mall)

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8am-12pm; 1pm-4:30pm. Wednesdays by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Community Services Department performs customer intake, assesses needs, and determines eligibility for many of the programs the agency offers such as crisis utility disconnection assistance, FaDSS, Fair Conditioner Program, Kids Coat Connection, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP), Head Start/Early Head Start Preschool, School Supply Program, Youth Recreation Scholarships, and Weatherization.

 

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- Crisis Utility Assistance

Contact

1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761

Toll-Free Phone: 866-263-9290
Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Applications on Wednesday by appointment only.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Crisis utility assistance is available to low-income households who have a disconnection for heat or electric service. Assistance is only available once in a 12 month period.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa-Crisis Utility Assistance

Contact

101 Lynn St
Tipton IA 52772

Fax: (563) 275-4320
Hours / Days of Operation:

Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.

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Resource updated: February 4, 2020

Crisis utility assistance is available to low-income households who have a disconnection for heat or electric service. Assistance is only available once in a 12 month period.

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Co-Op/REC

Contact

Headquarters: 1705 West 3rd Street
Wilton, IA 52778
563-732-2211

Wapello Service Center:
829 Washington Street
Wapello, IA 52653
319-523-2411

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

RECare: This is an energy assistance program to help pay for winter heating and weatherization. To donate, print the donation form located on the website and attach to your donation to return with your bill.

Louis the Lightning Bug: This educational program teaches kids about electrical safety. For questions or to schedule call 1-800-728-1242 or email janet.davis@easterniowa.com.

Hometown Care Energy Fund (Alliant Energy)

Contact

Hometown Care Energy Fund
Alliant Energy
P.O. Box 351
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0351

Toll-Free Phone: 1-800-255-4268

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Hometown Care Energy Fund through Alliant Energy offers assistance with heating and weatherization to individuals and families in need. Alliant Energy customers donate and the funds go to community-based non-profits for distribution. To contribute call 1-800-ALLIANT or mail a check to:
Hometown Care Energy Fund
Alliant Energy
P.O. Box 351
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0351

Mid-American Energy

Toll-Free Phone: 888-427-5632

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Homecheck Assessment: This energy efficiency assessment is available for FREE to residential customers within the service area for whom Mid-America delivers the primary heating fuel. Call 800-545-0762 for more information.

E-SMART Kids, Parents and Teachers is an online resource that offers games, materials, a glossary and more to provide education on electrical safety.

Muscatine County Community Services

Contact

315 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
1-866-660-2151

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The mission of Muscatine County Community Services is to provide quality services following mandates and policies established by the State of Iowa and Muscatine County. These services will be provided in a fair, respectful, and cost effective manner to persons who are indigent, low-income, or disabled.
Services & Programs
Eastern Iowa MHDS Region
As of July 1, 2014, Iowa's community-based, person-centered mental health and disability services system provides locally delivered services, regionally managed with statewide standards. Local access to mental health and disability services for adults shall be provided either by counties organized into regional service system or by an individual county that is exempted from joining a region as provided in Iowa Code 331.389. Adult residents of Iowa will have access to mental health and disability services regardless of the location of their residence. Rule: Iowa Code 331.389.1.a. Regional leaders, guided by the regional management plan, coordinate quality community services that support individuals with disabilities in obtaining their maximum independence.

The Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities Services Region was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability service region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390. The Region was approved by the Department of Human Services on May 23, 2013, and officially began operating on July 1, 2014. The Region serves Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, with a total population of approximately 298,523 according to the July 1, 2012 census.

Services provided: Case Management/Social Work, General Assistance, Trust Services, Veterans Affairs, Disability Services, and Food Pantry

Project Now- Weatherization

Contact

418 19th Street
Rock Island, Illinois 61201
(309) 793-6391

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Weatherization Assistance Program funded primarily by the Illinois Department of HealthCare and Family Services, helps reduce heating and cooling costs for low-income residents of Rock Island, Mercer and Henry counties. Trained staff from Project NOW visit residents in their homes to conduct an energy audit. The audit will identify the energy problems of the home, and by conducting the needed repairs, save fuel and money while increasing the comfort of the home.

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County

Contact

1424 B Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-260-3143

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Rebuilding Together Muscatine County is a nonprofit that brings together volunteers to rebuild and revitalize the community and assist low-income persons with home repairs to allow individuals to remain in their home.

To apply for assistance: There is an application to fill out that is available on the website. A limited number of applications can be accepted. Persons served may include the elderly, individuals with disabilities, at-risk families with children and veterans/military families or persons.

To volunteer: There are many ways to volunteer with Rebuilding Together Muscatine, including skilled work, adopting a home, donating materials, assistance with coordination and organization of the projects, and monetary donations.

United Way of Muscatine Almoner Fund

Contact

208 West 2nd Street Suite 201
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8:00-5:00

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Muscatine County Community Services approves disbursements for household items, rental/utility deposit assistance and transportation for medical needs. United Way of Muscatine is the Administrator and Fiscal agent for the Almoner Fund.

USDA Rural Development Rehabilitation Loans and Grants

Contact

563-886-6006, Ext. 4
USDA Rural Development, Tipton, Iowa

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The USDA Rural Development office in Tipton has two programs available to assist with home repairs. Eligibility for both program sis tied to income and asset guidelines.

Home Repair Loan Program: Intended to improve in terms of safety and sanitation. The interest rate is 1% and the loan may be repaid over up to 20 years. Loans up to $20,000 may be available.

Home Repair Grant Program: The individual must be 62 years or older and unable to repay the money granted. The funds are intended by improve the health, safety, or accessibility of the home. Maximum grant amount available is $7,500.

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