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.
How to apply for assistance:
View the EAP eligibility guidelines to see if you might be eligible.
Call 1-800-657-3710 to have your local EAP provider send you an application.
Household Must Apply for EAP by May 30
Applications must be received or postmarked by May 30, 2014 to be processed for EAP benefits for the 2013-2014 program year. Applications after May 30 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.