Company donates $4 million to Hometown Care Energy Fund
For the third consecutive year, Alliant Energy has donated $4 million to its Hometown Care Energy Fund to help customers who struggle financially to pay their energy bills. The funding is split evenly between customers in Iowa and Wisconsin.Alliant Energy encourages customers in need of financial assistance to apply for the funds to assist with paying and managing their energy bill. If approved, customers can receive up to $500 annually.
"We take great pride in serving our customers," said Angie Leyden-Van Gundy, senior manager, Customer Support Services at Alliant Energy. "Contributing $4 million to our Hometown Care Fund is just one more way we're helping our customers, especially those in need."alliantenergy.com/hometowncare.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 at
"We invite customers to join us in supporting the Hometown Care Energy Fund to help their neighbors," said Leyden-Van Gundy. "All customer contributions are distributed within the county they reside to ensure their neighbors have the resources they 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 office. Visit iowacommunityaction.org for contact information. In Wisconsin, Alliant Energy partners with Energy Services Inc. (ESI) to distribute the funds. For a map of ESI service center locations and contact information for each office, visit esiwi.com/esi-centers-and-services. Other options available for customers in need of assistance include the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a federally funded financial assistance program that helps pay energy bills. Eligible households can apply as of Nov. 1. Iowa applications remain open through April 30, Wisconsin applications through May 15. To check income eligibility and learn how to apply, visit: In Iowa: humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/liheap.In Wisconsin: homeenergyplus.wi.gov. In addition to energy assistance, Alliant Energy has more options to help customers manage bills. My Account allows customers to set up a flexible payment plan based on their ability to pay, track their energy usage, set up budget billing, and make fee-free credit and debit card payments. Customers can also request a payment extension. Customers in need of assistance should call 211, a hotline to connect individuals and families in need with community and government agencies, or visit alliantenergy.com/energyassistance for additional information.
Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) provides regulated energy service to 995,000 electric and 425,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on - safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) are Alliant Energy's two public energy companies. Alliant Energy is a component of the Nasdaq CRD Sustainability Index, Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index and the S&P 500. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com and follow Alliant Energy on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and X.