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.
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.