The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs.

  • Households who are at or below 50 percent of the state median income are eligible.
  • Size of grant is based on household size, income, fuel type and energy usage.
  • Households with the lowest income and highest fuel costs receive the highest grants.
  • Federally funded through U.S. Department of Human Services.
  • Funds are available for renters or homeowners.

Services include:

  • Provide direct payment to the energy supplier.
  • Educate consumers to use home heating energy efficiently and safely.
  • Advocate with energy suppliers and human service providers on behalf of utility customers.
  • Crisis help for utility disconnections.
  • Emergency heating system repair or replacement.

For information contact your Local County Energy Assistance Program Agency.

Maximum Eligible Income (2016-2017)

The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program uses the past 3 months of household income prior to signing the application and/or last year's federal tax forms for self-employment income for making eligibility determinations.

Household Size Annual 3-month
1 $24,541 $6,135
2 $32,092 $8,023
3 $39,643 $9,910
4 $47,194 $11,798
5 $54,745 $13,686
6 $62,296 $15,574
7 $63,712 $15,928
8 $65,128 $16,282
9 $66,544 $16,636
10 $67,959 $16,989

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