WCCA administers the Home Energy Assistance Program in Wright County. Energy Assistance is available to income eligible households to pay a portion of home heating and energy costs. This includes natural gas, propane, oil, electricity, as well as cut wood and corn.
Qualified households may receive help for utility or fuel shut-offs. Eligibility levels for families served through EAP are determined based on household income, household size, and actual cost of heating for a period of twelve months.
If you qualify for EAP, you may qualify for
services or essential energy related repairs.
How We Help
Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps eligible households maintain affordable, continuous and safe home energy. Our services include bill payment assistance, home energy crisis intervention, outreach, energy advocacy, information about utility consumer rights, and referrals.
What is the Energy Assistance Program (EAP)?
Energy Assistance provides funds to help pay a portion of costs associated with heat and electricity. Funds are sent directly to the vendor.
Am I eligible?
An Energy Assistance application is used for determining eligibility for all components of EAP. Households must occupy the residence for which the Energy Assistance benefits are being applied, and meet the household income guidelines. Click here to view income guidelines. Grants are based on income, energy costs of household, and number of people living in household.
How do I apply?
Applications for Energy Assistance are accepted from October 1 to May 31. Households can request an application by contacting our office, coming to office or by printing one from this website. You will need to fully complete the application and are required to submit the following documentation along with the application:
- Three previous months proof of any and all household income (pay stubs for wages, social security, MFIP, Unemployment etc.)
- Copy of primary fuel bill (natural gas, oil, propane)
- Copy of electricity bill
Crisis Energy Assistance
For households who currently receive Energy Assistance, Energy Crisis Assistance is available for emergency situations, such as disconnection or shut-offs notice, or delivery of fuel for tanks with less than 20% capacity. Please call for more information
We process applications in the order that they are received. During that time, contact your energy provider to schedule a reasonable payment plan.
If you are facing a disconnection, or are already disconnected, please call to speak with an Energy Assistance staff person.
Energy Related Repair (ERR)
ERR funds are available to help correct “no heat” or malfunctioning heating systems for owner-occupied homes. Individuals must be eligible for Energy Assistance. Please call for more information.