Hometown Care Energy Fund

It’s not about the donation. It’s about keeping families warm at night. 

Give the gift of comfort

Every day, families face difficult choices: Food or medicine? Which bills to pay or let lapse? This year, the stress is even greater. 

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • About one in six U.S. workers has filed for unemployment.
  • One in three households has struggled to pay regular expenses, including heating bills.

You can help your neighbors

When you donate to the Hometown Care Energy Fund, your neighbors receive help to pay their utility bills. That means they stay comfortable through the holidays – and have less due in back payments when they’re able to pay again.

Funds go directly to your neighbors in need, administered by local community action programs that know their communities best.

Last year, ײƵ employees, retirees, shareowners and people like you contributed over $4 million.

Who we help

Hometown Care Energy Fund provides free, confidential financial help for ײƵ customers, including:

  • Households that meet income guidelines established by the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program [LIHEAP].
  • Individuals over 60 on a fixed income with no alternative source of funds.
  • Individuals who are permanently or temporarily disabled, or medically disabled, and unable to be economically self-sufficient.
  • Special hardship cases not limited to income, age or eligibility.


Two ways to donate

1. Mail a check to: 

Hometown Care Energy Fund
P.O. Box 3003
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-3003

2. Become a monthly supporter. Families need help year-round. Make an incredible impact by choosing an amount to add to you regular bill. Call us at 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268) to learn more. 


How to apply

Eligible customers can receive up to $500 toward heating and cooling costs. In Iowa, Community Action Agencies administer and distribute the funds to income-qualified customers. In Wisconsin, Energy Services Inc. administers the funds.

To apply in Iowa, contact your local .

To apply in Wisconsin, contact .

Trouble paying your bill?

Assistance and financing programs are available.

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Powering beyond in your community

Every day, ײƵ and our employees give back to the communities we are privileged to serve.

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