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 For Program Dates 10/1/2015 – 09/30/2016

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 $23,949 $5,987
2 $31,318 $7,829
3 $38,687 $9,671
4 $46,056 $11,514
5 $53,424 $13,356
6 $60,793 $15,198
7 $62,175 $15,543
8 $63,557 $15,889
9 $64,938 $16,234
10 $66,320 $16,580

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