National Energy Assistance Day was celebrated this week, with the governor and state agencies taking the day to highlight the programs available to help keep Minnesotans warm and safe this winter.
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is a federally funded program designed to pay energy providers and utility companies directly for consumer bills. Grants are available to both renters and homeowners with incomes at or below 60% of the state media income. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden in March 2021, more than doubled the annual appropriations for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), allowing Minnesota to significantly expand the number of people who are eligible to access the state’s energy assistance programs.
If you or someone you know is struggling to pay their home heating and water bills, Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program is available to help. For more information and to apply, visit mn.gov/energyassistance.