Mid-American’s I CARE program helps low-income households pay energy bills

The winter moratorium for Iowa energy companies has ended leaving some consumers to face the possibility of terminated services if they are unable to pay their bills. Mid-American Energy reminds customers the company offers assistance to those who qualify for the state’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). People who are struggling to pay their bills are urged to contact their local community action agency to see if they qualify for energy assistance through the I CARE program. The I CARE funds are generated through customer donations along with a 25% match from Mid-American Energy. The donated funds are then distributed back within a community from where they’re generated. Last year nearly $200,000 was given by Iowa customers through the I CARE program in order to help those families in need. To learn more about the program and its qualifications log on to our website for a link provided along with this story.