Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 4 on Utility Debt Relief Program for Customers Impacted by COVID-19
Iowa households experiencing a loss of income related to COVID-19 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 and October 31, 2020.
The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, December 4, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Payments through the program will be made directly to utility providers and applied to the approved applicant's account.
Learn more about the available assistance, eligibility guidelines, how to apply, and required documentation, along with program frequently asked questions.