Managing Agency Minnesota

Program Description

The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs for low-income households, particularly those with the lowest incomes paying a high proportion of household income for home energy. Services include payment of energy bills, help with energy disconnections or fuel deliveries, education on efficient and safe use of home heating energy, advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers on behalf of households, and repair or replacement of homeowners' malfunctioning heating systems.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Minnesota.




In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below 50 percent of the State Median Income:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $25,000
2 $32,692
3 $40,384
4 $48,076
5 $55,769
6 $63,461
7 $64,903
8 $66,346

*For households with more than eight people, add $1,442 per additional person.


Eligibility for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program is based on 50% of State Median Income (SMI) or 110% of federal  poverty guidelines*, whichever is greater.


Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Contact your local EAP service provider for an EAP application.

Program Contact Information

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