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Energy Assistance Program

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
10-01-2013 to 09-30-2014 Heating Season

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. As of February 4, 2014 the maximum income guidelines are based on 60% of state median income (SMI). This is an increase from 50% SMI. This change is retroactive to the beginning of the program year (October 1, 2013).  

Household Size Annual Income    3-Month Income 
1 $27,232 $6,808
2 $35,612 $8,903
3 $43,991 $10,997
4 $52,370 $13,092
5 $60,749 $15,187
6 $69,128 $17,282
7 $70,700 $17,675
8 $72,271 $18,067
9 $73,842 $18,460
10 $75,413 $18,853
11 $76,984 $19,246
12 $78,555 $19,638
13 $80,126 $20,031
14 $81,697 $20,424
15 $83,268 $20,817
16 $84,839 $21,209
17 $86,411 $21,602
18 $87,982 $21,995
19* $92,235 $23,058
20* $96,657 $24,164

*Based on 60% 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 2013 May, June, July 2013
September 2013 June, July, August 2013
October 2013 July, August, September 2013
November 2013 August, September, October 2013
December 2013 September, October, November 2013
January 2014 October, November, December 2013
February 2014 November, December 2013, January 2014
March 2014 December 2013, January, February 2014
April 2014 January, February, March 2014
May 2014 February, March, April 2014

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

*** To request an application please call (612) 335-5837 or download the application below.


2013 - 2014 Energy Assistance Application (download here) 


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

Energy Services
Community Action of Minneapolis
505 East Grant Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55404

If you live in Minneapolis, and need help in paying your gas, light, or oil bills, call us at (612) 335-5837 between the hours of 8am and 5pm, 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