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Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay 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:

  • Available for renters or homeowners
  • For households with income at or below 50 percent of the state median income
  • Based on household size, income, fuel type and energy usage

Services may include:

  • Payment of energy bills
  • Help with utility disconnections or necessary fuel deliveries.
  • Education on efficient and safe use of home heating energy.
  • Advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers on behalf of consumers.
  • Repair or replacement of homeowners' malfunctioning heating systems.

Applications must be received or postmarked by July 1, 2016 to be processed for EAP benefits for the 2015-2016 program year. Applications after July 1 may be eligible for the Weatherization Assistance Program, local funds, referrals, advocacy, etc. EAP applications denied due to end of program year will be put on the mailing list to automatically receive an application for the next program year.

2017 Maximum Energy Assistance Program Income Guidelines

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

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