Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

EAP is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grants are:

  • For renters or homeowners
  • For households with income at or below 60 percent of the state median income
  • Based on energy cost, household size, and income

Services may include:

  • Payment of energy bills
  • Help with utility disconnections or fuel deliveries.
  • Education on efficient and safe use of energy.
  • Advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers.
  • Repair or replacement of homeowners' broken heating systems.

To apply for EAP, you can request an application or find your local EAP provider.

2021 Maximum Energy Assistance Program Income Guidelines

EAP eligibility is based on the three most recent months of income.

Household Size Three Month Maximum Annual Income
1 $8,479 $33,918
2 $11,088 $44,355
3 $13,697 $54,791
4 $16,307 $65,228
5 $18,916 $75,664
6 $21,525 $86,101
7 $22,014 $88,058
8 $22,503 $90,014
9 $22,992 $91,971
10 $23,482 $93,928
11 $23,971 $95,885
12 $24,460 $97,842
13 $24,949 $99,799
14 $25,438 $101,755
15 $25,928 $103,712
16 $26,417 $105,669
17 $26,906 $107,626
18 $27,395 $109,583
19 $27,885 $111,540
20 $28,374 $113,496