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 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.

EAP Maximum Income Guidelines for FFY2019

Greater of 50% SMI or 110% Federal Poverty Guideline

Household size Annual Income 3 Month 50%
1 $25,983 $6,495
2 $33,978 $8,494
3 $41,973 $10,493
4 $49,968 $12,492
5 $57,963 $14,490
6 $65,958 $16,489
7 $67,457 $16,864
8 $68,956 $17,239
9 $70,455 $17,613
10 $71,954 $17,988
11 $73,453 $18,363
12 $74,952 $18,738
13 $76,451 $19,112
14 $77,950 $19,487
15* $79,882 $19,970
16* $84,634 $21,158
17* $89,386 $22,346
18* $94,138 $23,534
19* $98,890 $24,722
20* $103,642 $25,910

* 110% of Federal Poverty Guideline is greater.


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