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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.

Household Must Apply for EAP by May 31, 2017

Applications must be received or postmarked by May 31, 2017 to be processed for EAP benefits for the 2016-2017 program year. Applications received after May 31 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.

How to Apply

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. 

For help finding your local EAP provider, call 1-800-657-3710.

View the EAP eligibility guidelines

Sample Application

Applications should be mailed to your local EAP provider

English Application (.pdf)

Spanish Application (.pdf)

Large Print Application (.pdf)

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.

2017 Maximum Energy Assistance Program Income Guidelines

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

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