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Low Income Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

Apply directly with the EAP provider serving your county or tribe.

  1. Find Your EAP Provider
  2. Contact your EAP provider and have them send you an application. 
  3. Mail your completed application to your EAP provider.
  4. For help finding your local EAP provider, call 1-800-657-3710.

View the EAP eligibility guidelines

EAP is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grants are:

  • For renters or homeowners
  • For households with income at or below 50 percent of the state median income
  • Based on energy cost, household size, and income

Services may include:

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

2018 Maximum Energy Assistance Program Income Guidelines

EAP eligibility is based on the three most recent months of income.

Household Size Three Month Maximum Annual Income
1 $6,250 $25,000
2 $8,173 $32,692
3 $10,096 $40,385
4 $12,019 $48,077
5 $13,942 $55,769
6 $15,865 $63,462
7 $16,226 $64,904
8 $16,586 $66,346
9 $16,947 $55,644
10 $16,989 $67,789
11 $17,668 $70,673
12 $18,029 $72,116
13 $18,389 $73,558
14 $18,750 $75,000
15 $19,409 $77,638
16 $20,559 $82,236
17 $21,708 $86,834
18 $22,858 $91,432
19 $24,007 $96,030
20 $25,157 $100,628
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