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Energy Assistance

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.


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**NOTICE TO CLIENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS**

The 2024-2025 application will be available until May 31st. Please see below to access a printable application or online application.

  If you have not applied, your application must be postmarked or received by May 31st.

  For those who have already applied, you will automatically be mailed a new application for the 2024-2025 season by October 2024.

  If you are in a crisis with your heat or electricity, contact our office immediately.


About the Program

Program year 2023/2024 Application mailing has started.

*If you have applied and were approved in the previous year, MN Commerce will send you an application. If you are new to Energy Assistance please click the Apply Now link for a downloadable application or follow the link for access to the full service online application. https://energy-assistance.web.commerce.state.mn.us

Energy Assistance is a program that is designed to assist income-eligible households with the cost of energy/heating their homes. Everyone deserves affordable, continuous, and safe home energy services. If you encounter difficulties with home heating and/or electricity, we can help you with assistance with your bill, crisis benefits, and furnace repair/replacements (for homeowners). In addition, we can provide information about utility consumer rights and referrals to our Energy Conservation services and other community agencies.

Many Minnesotans spend over 25% of their income on utility bills. Do you need help with your heating or electric bills? WCCA is here to help!

For more information regarding the Energy Assistance Program within the state of Minnesota, please see the MN Dept of Commerce website.

The Minnesota Low Income Water Assistance Program application period has ended funding is not set to be renewed for the upcoming program year.


Eligibility Information

The Energy Assistance Program is available to any Minnesota resident who is a homeowner or renter in Wright County.

  • Renters and homeowners are eligible.
  • Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility.
  • Grants can be up to $1,400, based on household size, income, & fuel cost.
  • The average grant is about $500.

In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to help pay a past-due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery. There is also the ability to help homeowners get their broken furnaces repaired or replaced. Please contact WCCA to inquire. If you qualify for EAP, you may qualify for Weatherization services or other essential energy-related repairs as well.

Eligibility guidelines are revised yearly.


Application Details

Program year 2023/2024 Application mailing has started.

*If you have applied and were approved in the previous year, MN Commerce will send you an application. If you are new to Energy Assistance please contact our office for an application.

Full service online application https://energy-assistance.web.commerce.state.mn.us

Applications in Español (Spanish), Hmoob (Hmong), Soomaali (Somali), and Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) are also available.

  • Call us at 320-963-6500 option 1 with questions and to request an application via postal mail.
  • Request an application via email. energy@wccaweb.com
  • Mail your completed application and supporting documents to P.O. Box 787, Maple Lake, MN 55358 or drop it off at our building at 130 W. Division St. Maple Lake, MN 55358. We also have a drop box in our entry.
  • All applications MUST be Postmarked and/or received by our office no later than 5/31/2024

If you have an immediate crisis such as a disconnect or an empty fuel tank, you may contact:

  • Wright County Human Services 763-682-7414
  • Salvation Army Heat Share 763-682-2205
  • Salvation Army (Wright County) 763-682-2205

Wright County Community Action, Inc.
130 West Division Street
P.O Box 787
Maple Lake, MN 55358

(320) 963 - 6500

energy@wccaweb.com

(320) 963 - 5745

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.



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(320) 963 - 6500 ext. 270

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