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

  • Households who are at or below 60 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 10/01/2013 to 09/30/2014

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 $27,232 $6,808
2 $35,612 $8,903
3 $43,991 $10,997
4 $52,370 $13,092
5 $60,749 $15,187
6 $69,128 $17,282
7 $70,700 $17,675
8 $72,271 $18,067
9 $73,842 $18,460
10 $75,413 $18,853