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 10/1/2014 – 09/30/2015

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 $23,354 $5,838
2 $30,540 $7,635
3 $37,726 $9,431
4 $44,912 $11,228
5 $52,098 $13,024
6 $59,284 $14,821
7 $60,631 $15,157
8 $61,979 $15,494
9 $63,326 $15,831
10 $64,673 $16,168