Utility Debt Relief for Eligible Customers Impacted by COVID-19 Loss of Income
Iowa households experiencing a COVID-19 related loss of income may be eligible for utility debt relief under the Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program. The program, funded by the federal CARES Act, was announced October 9, 2020, by Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority and provides eligible households up to $2,000 toward unpaid electric, natural gas, and water bills between March 17, 2020, and October 31, 2020.
Learn more about the available assistance, eligibility guidelines, how to apply, required documentation, and the program frequently asked questions.
- Payments through the program will be made directly to utility providers and applied to the approved applicant's account
- The deadline to apply is November 20, 2020