Alliant Energy donates $4M to energy fund

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For the second consecutive year, Alliant Energy has donated $4 million to its Hometown Care Energy Fund to help financially struggling customers pay their energy bills.

Customers in need of financial assistance are urged to apply for the funds to assist with paying and managing their energy bill. If approved, customers can receive up to $500 annually.

“We encourage customers in need to take advantage of the available resources to help manage their energy finances,” Michael Luhrs, Alliant’s senior vice president of customer experience and strategy, said in a news release. “We’re proud to contribute $4 million to help customers in need.”

In Iowa, Alliant Energy partners with nonprofit organizations to distribute the funds. Customers can review income eligibility requirements and apply for funding by contacting their local Community Action Agency.

The Hometown Care Energy Fund is supported by funds from Alliant Energy shareowners as well as voluntary contributions from employees, retirees and customers. Those interested in donating to the Hometown Care Energy Fund can learn more here.

“We invite customers to join us in supporting the Hometown Care Energy Fund to help their neighbors,” Mr. Luhrs said. “All customer contributions are distributed within the county they reside, so customers can ensure their neighbors have the resources they need.”

Another option for assistance is the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP is a federally funded financial assistance program that helps pay energy bills.

Eligible households can apply beginning on Nov. 1. Iowa applications remain open through April 30. To check income eligibility and learn how to apply, visit here.

Alliant Energy Corp. provides regulated energy service to 985,000 electric and 425,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin.

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