Minnesotans may find themselves having to choose between paying their energy bill and other necessities — food, medicine and healthcare.
Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program helps pay for heat, electricity, and past due water/waterwater costs for income-qualified households. EAP can also arrange to repair or replace homeowners' broken heating systems.
Other big changes in the Energy Assistance Program since 2020 include:
Income eligibility is based on the last three months (not a whole year).
Up to $2,000 per household for heat and electric bills.
EAP can help households pay a past due bill, even without a shut-off notice.