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.

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

2020 Maximum Energy Assistance Program Income Guidelines

From April 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020, EAP eligibility is based on the most recent full calendar month of income.

Household Size One Month Maximum Annual Income
1 $2,253 $27,047
2 $2,947 $35,370
3 $3,641 $43,692
4 $4,334 $52,014
5 $5,028 $60,336
6 $5,721 $68,658
7 $5,851 $70,219
8 $5,981 $71,779
9 $6,111 $73,340
10 $6,241 $74,900
11 $6,371 $76,461
12 $6,501 $78,021
13 $6,631 $79,581
14 $6,761 $81,142
15 $6,891 $82,702
16 $7,222 $86,669
17 $7,627 $91,531
18 $8,032 $96,393
19 $8,437 $101,255
20 $8,843 $106,117

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