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.

2020 Maximum Energy Assistance Program Income Guidelines

Based on 50% SMI or 110%* of federal poverty guidelines, whichever is greater

Household Size Annual Income 3 Month Max. Guidelines
1 $27,047 $6,761
2 $35,370 $8,842
3 $43,692 $10,923
4 $52,014 $13,003
5 $60,336 $15,084
6 $68,658 $17,164
7 $70,219 $17,554
8 $71,779 $17,944
9 $73,340 $18,335
10 $74,900 $18,725
11 $76,461 $19,115
12 $78,021 $19,505
13 $79,581 $19,895
14 $81,142 $20,285
15* $82,702 $20,675
16* $86,669 $21,667
17* $91,531 $22,882
18* $96,393 $24,098
19* $101,255 $25,313
20* $106,117 $26,529

* 110% of Federal Poverty Guideline is greater.


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