Are you aware of a senior who struggles to afford heating or who may need help repairing a broken furnace? The Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home energy costs for low-income households. Services include payment of energy bills, help with energy shutoffs or necessary fuel deliveries, education on efficient and safe use of home energy, and repair or replacement of homeowners’ broken heating systems.

Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Facts

  • Renters and homeowners are eligible.
  • Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility.
  • Grants range from $300 to $1600, based on household size, income, & fuel cost
  • Help may be available for many types of fuel including natural gas, propane, oil, electric, or wood.

For more information, contact the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency at (218) 623-3011 or (800) 662-5711 ext. 3011.

If a client would like a little assistance with the application process, a Chore Volunteer may be happy to help!

Are you aware of other programs that may help seniors struggling to meet basic needs? Let us know in the comments below.