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Posted on: April 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Energy Assistance Program Application Deadline Extended to September 1, 2021

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Heat or Food

You don't have to choose.

Too many low-income Minnesotans have to choose between paying their energy bill and other necessities - food, medicine and healthcare. Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program offers eligible residents help to pay their energy bills so they do not have to choose between life’s necessities. Spread the word to your friends and family.

The Energy Assistance Program:

-Serves both renters and homeowners- Provides benefits to pay for home heating ranging from $300 to $1,600, with an average benefit of about $550 -Benefit amounts are based on the household’s heating costs, household size, and income

-Provides help with energy disconnections, no/low fuel in the tank, and homeowners’ furnace repairs.

-Eligibility is based on the household’s past 3 months of income and assets are not counted.

Are you eligible?

Size of household: 1, Past 3 months maximum income:  $8,479

Size of household: 2, Past 3 months maximum income:  $11,088

Size of household: 3, Past 3 months maximum income:  $13,697

Size of household 4, Past 3 months maximum income:  $16,307

Visit to learn more or call 1-800-657-3710 to connect with your local service provider.

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