Iowa Ames

Help Paying Utility Bills in Ames, Iowa

Welcome to our Ames utility assistance page. We provide listings for low income families who need help paying their electric bills. provides programs sponsored by local governments as well as non-profit organizations designed to assist low-income individuals and families with utility bills.
There are federal funds destined to subsidize electric and heating bills in Ames, Iowa.

If you have trouble paying your home energy bill, there are government and non-profit programs that can help. Federal programs like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs. Additionally, many state programs provide residents with heating and electrical bills. Some programs provide budget billing so that monthly bills don't exceed a certain amount while other programs provide assistance with usage reduction.

Top Utility Assistance Programs

Ames Department of Planning and Housing

515 Clark Avenue Room 214
Ames, IA - 50010
(515) 239-5400;

Emergency Residence Project

225 S. Kellogg (515) 232-8075 -
Ames, IA - 50010
(515) 232-8075;

MICA Story County Family Development Center

125 South Third Street Suite 100(515) 956-3333 -
Ames, IA - 50010
(515) 956-3333;

More Utility Assistance Programs

Due to the small number of listings in Ames we have listed some area listings below.

Proteus, Inc. - Des Moines

3850 Merle Hay Road Suite 500(515) 271-5303 -
Des Moines, IA - 50310
(515) 271-5303;