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The Energy Assistance Program helps pay energy bills for eligible Minnesotans

Jan 18, 2024 08:20AM ● By Editor
Image:  MN Commerce Department

From the MN Commerce Department - January 18, 2024

Who qualifies?

Both renters and homeowners can qualify. Eligibility is based on income and household size. For example, a family of four could earn up to $62,822 annually and qualify to receive financial assistance with energy bills.

How does the program work?

Payments for energy bills are sent directly to the household’s energy company or to a provider of fuel like propane, fuel oil or wood. Initial benefits average $500 per household and can be up to $1,400.

Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program is federally funded and administered by the Department of Commerce, which works with local service providers throughout the state.

The deadline to apply for Energy Assistance during the winter of 2023-2024 is May 31, 2024.

Apply online

Request an application by mail

Preparing to Apply MN Energy Assistance