Energy Assistance Program

Call 952-930-3541 for Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to provide financial assistance to low income families and individuals who live in the city of Minneapolis in order to help with the increased costs of home heating during the winter season. Program begins October 1st, and ends May 31st.

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Eligibility

  • Eligibility is based on household gross income for the past three months, household size and consumption for the past 12 months.
  • Applicants in subsidized housing responsible for electricity or heating bills are eligible for this program.
  • Applicants may own or rent their home.
  • Households DO NOT need to be threaten with a disconnection notice or behind on their utility gas or lights bills to apply.

Income Eligibility Guidelines
10-01-2014 to 09-30-2015 Heating Season

Not published at this time

The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program uses the past 3 months of household income prior to signing the application and/or most recent Federal Tax Form 1040 for self-employment income for making eligibility determinations.

Household Size Annual Income    3-Month Income 
1 $23,354 $5,838
2  $30,540  $7,635
3  $37,726  $9,431
4  $44,912  $11,228
5  $52,098  $13,024
6  $59,284 $14,821
7  $60,631  $15,157
8  $61,979  $15,494
9  $63,326  $15,831
10 $64,673  $16,168
11  $66,021 $16,505
12  $67,368  $16,842
13  $68,715  $17,178
14  $70,895  $17,723
15  $75,361  $18,840
16  $79,827  $19,956
17  $84,293  $21,073
18  $88,759  $22,189
19*  $93,225  $23,306
20*  $97,691  $24,422

*Based on 50% of State Median Income or 110% of Poverty, whichever is greater.

Application

If you sign an Application in: Send Proof of Income for the months of:
August 2014 May, June, July 2014
September 2014 June, July, August 2014
October 2014 July, August, September 2014
November 2014 August, September, October 2014
December 2014 September, October, November 2014
January 2015 October, November, December 2014
February 2015 November, December 2014, January 2015
March 2015 December 2014, January, February 2015
April 2015 January, February, March 2015
May 2015 February, March, April 2015

An application must be completed, dated and signed in order to receive Energy Assistance.

*** To request an application please call (763) 930-3541 or download the application below.

Download and print your application here

2014-2015_EAP_Application_Package_English.pdf

2014-2015_EAP_Application_Package_Spanish.pdf


Send the completed application along with income verification and current utility bills to:

CAPSH
8800 Highway 7, Ste 403
St. Louis Park, MN  55426

If you live in Minneapolis, and need help in paying your gas, light, or oil bills, call us at (763) 930-3541 between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

*We only serve customers who live in the city of  Minneapolis. If you do not live in Minneapolis and you do live in Hennepin County, please visit Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin

Resources

Minnesota Department of Commerce

 

Hennepin County Emergency Assistance

(612) 596-1300

Energy Cents Coalition
-Power On Program(Xcel Energy)
-Gas Affordability Program (Centerpoint Energy)

(651) 774-9010
Salvation Army - HeatShare (612) 552-6581 (North)
(612) 721-1668 (South)
Twin Cities United Way Dial 211