Energy Assistance Program

Energy Assistance Program
Posted on 12/07/2020
Minnesota LogoThe 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 50 percent of the state median income 
 - Based on energy cost, household size, and income

EAP INFORMATION:
 - Renters & homeowners are eligible.
 - Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility.
 - Grants range from $300 to $1,600, based on household size, income, and fuel cost.
 - The average grant is about $550.
 - In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to:
          - Help pay a past due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery.
          -  Help homeowners get their broken furnace repaired or replaced.


HOW TO APPLY:
 - Households contact their local EAP service provider to apply for EAP.
 - Households find their EAP provider:
          - By calling 1-800-657-3710 & entering their zip code, or
          - On this list of service providers by county or tribe
- 29 local EAP service providers including Community Action Programs, counties, tribal governments and non-profits serve all areas of the state.

FIND MORE GENERAL INFORMATION HERE.

DOWNLOAD:
The EAP Fact Sheet
EAP Flyer - English
EAP Flyer - Spanish
EAP Flyer - Somali
EAP Flyer - Hmong