Crisis & Energy Assistance

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Operation Threshold offers both Crisis Assistance and Energy Assistance programming. The two main programs offered are: 

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – This program is designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating. LIHEAP supplements the high cost of winter heating for low-income households, provides emergency furnace repairs or replacement for income-qualifying homeowners and offers assistance with telephone costs to those that qualify.
           Applications taken: November 1st – April 30th for the general public, 
           however households with seniors or persons with a disabled person
           can apply each year starting October 1st. Click here for more
           application information.
           Income Guidelines: 175% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (click
           here to see most current income guidelines.) 

Crisis Assistance – On a limited basis, Operation Threshold provides financial assistance to households facing crisis situations such as utility disconnection, emergency fuel deliveries, and furnace repair/replacement. Operation Threshold also offers a crisis assistance program called Pocket Change. The Pocket Change program is available to assist eligible households with emergency expenses related to work or school attendance or other unusual crises. 
           Applications taken: Applications are taken throughout the year,
           however assistance will depend upon funding the agency has

Currently we are not taking Pocket Change applications and are only taking limited Crisis Assistance applications. Please call us at (319) 291-2065 or email us at to find out more. 

                        *For a Crisis Assistance application or a Pocket Change
                          application, please email our staff at
           Income Guidelines: 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (click
           here to see most current income guidelines.) 
           Other Information: 
                       *Crisis Application Guidelines
                       *Pocket Change Guidelines
                       *Crisis Release of Information Form


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