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Deadline extended for energy assistance


Energy Assistance Program (EAP) facts

  • Renters & homeowners are eligible.
  • Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility.
  • Grants range from $300 to $1,600, based on household size, income, and fuel cost.
  • The average grant is about $550.
  • In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to:
    • Help pay a past due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery.
    • Help homeowners get their broken furnace repaired or replaced.

Recent program changes to help more people

  • Doubled Crisis funds to $1,200 (from $600) per household.
  • Extended the deadline to apply to September 1, 2021. And applications for next year’s season (2021-2022) open on September 2, so there is no break in the ability to apply.
  • Raised the income limit from 50 percent to 60 percent of the state’s median income, which makes about 100,000 more Minnesota households eligible.

Household Size

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How to apply for EAP

EAP Flyers


EAP press release

Press Release, April 27, 2021 – in English

Press release translations (.pdf):  Hmoob | Soomali | Español




Sandra Seemann

State Programs Admin

Energy Assistance Program

Minnesota Department of Commerce

85 7th Place East, Suite 280, Saint Paul, MN 55101