In these challenging times, Minnesotans may find themselves having to choose between paying their energy bill and other necessities — food, medicine and healthcare.
Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program offers eligible residents help to pay their energy bills so they do not have to choose between life’s necessities. Since COVID-19, there have been some big changes in the Energy Assistance Program:
Income eligibility is based on the last three months (not a whole year)
The annual crisis maximum has increased to $1,200 instead of $600
EAP can help households pay a past due bill, even without a shut-off notice
EAP has enough funds & expects more from the American Rescue Plan