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ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

The Energy Assistance Program provides assistance for low income households in Itasca and Koochiching Counties with their home energy needs. Households who are at or below 60% of the state median income or 110% of poverty, whichever is greater, are eligible. The program year begins October 1st and ends July 1st.

Services include:
  • Provide direct payment to the energy vendor
  • Advocate with energy vendors and human service providers on behalf of consumers
  • Crisis help for fuel deliveries and utility disconnections
  • Emergency heating system repair or replacement

In order to be eligible your income must not exceed these income guidelines for three months:

2016-2017 Maximum Energy Assistance Income Guidelines
Household Size50% State Median Income3 month Maximum GuidelinesRounded 3 Month Maximum Guidelines
1 $24,541 $6,135.00 $6,135
2 $32,092 $8,023.00 $8,023
3 $39,643 $9,910.00 $9,910
4 $47,194 $11,798.00 $11,798
5 $54,745 $13,686.00 $13,686
6 $62,296 $15,574.00 $15,574

If you sign an Application in: Send Proof of Income for the months of:
August 2016                             May, June, July 2016
September 2016                       June, July, August 2016
October2016                             July, August, September 2016
November 2016                        August, September, October 2016
December 2016                        September, October, November 2016
January 2017                            October, November, December 2016
February 2017                          November, December 2016, January 2017
March 2017                               December 2016, January, February 2017
April 2017                                 January, February, March 2017
May 2017                                  February, March, April 2017

A new application must be completed, dated and signed in order to receive Energy Assistance

A new application must be submitted for each program year (October 1st to May 31st) to KOOTASCA Energy Assistance Program (EAP) at 201 NW 4th St. Suite 130, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

Commerce website address http://mn.gov/commerce/

Applications in Large Print and Spanish can be accessed at the Minnesota Department of Commerce by clicking Here

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