Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It helps low-income renters and homeowners pay for home heating costs and furnace repairs.
- October marks the beginning of the 2022-2023 program year.
- Household income must be at or below 50 percent of the state median income ($58,792 for a family of four) to qualify for benefits.
- EAP’s primary benefit is primary heat, but EAP also provides crisis benefits of up to $600 per program year for those who have been disconnected or have received a disconnection notice.
- The income look-back is once again at three months.
- Applications must be received or postmarked by May 31, 2023 for EAP benefits for the 2022-2023 program year.
To apply for EAP call United Community Action Program (Jackson County members) 800-658-2448 or Minnesota Valley Action Council (Martin County members) 800-767-7139.