Qualified Minnesota Energy Resources customers can receive assistance with their gas utility bills, through the Minnesota Energy Resources Gas Affordability Program.

This state mandated program is administered by The Salvation Army. It is designed to offer qualifying Minnesota Energy Resources customers assistance in paying their monthly natural gas utility bills. Assistance will be provided through two distinct components:

  • Affordability assistance based on a percent of household income
  • Arrears forgiveness

The Minnesota Energy Resources Gas Affordability Program is available to residential customers who have received assistance from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program since October 1, 2013. In order to be enrolled, customers must agree to be placed on a payment plan and make the required payment every month to stay enrolled.

Enrollment is offered on a first-come first-served basis until the state-set $1 million cap is reached. To apply, complete the Gas Affordability Program Application and mail your completed application to: The Salvation Army, 2445 Prior Ave., Roseville, MN 55113. To request an application, or for more information on the Gas Affordability Program call The Salvation Army at 888-733-8033.