Energy Assistance (EAP)

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The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is a heating based program that can help low income households with a portion of their energy bills.

The Program Year starts October 1st, 2019 and ends September 30th, 2020.
Households that received a grant last year will receive an application, in the mail, in September. New households can request applications on October 1, 2019. The deadline to apply for EAP is June 1st, 2020. You can apply for EAP by printing an application on this webpage, or by calling MVAC to request an application. For general questions please call us at 1-800-767-7139 or 507-345-6822, you can also reach us by email at eap@mnvac.org

Answers to most questions are available on our phones systems prerecorded message and on our frequently asked questions link. Our peak season October- May you may experience a longer wait time. At MVAC we process applications in order they were received and it may take up to 60 days to complete. During this time we encourage you to contact your energy provider to schedule a reasonable payment plan. However, if you are facing disconnection or already disconnected please speak with one of our staff members by phone or in our office.

MVAC provides Energy Assistance in the following counties: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan

Who Is Energy Assistance For?

  • Wage earners
  • Self-employed people
  • Seniors
  • Other low income households

Who Can Apply For Energy Assistance?

  • Home owners
  • Renters who pay heating costs
  • Renters with heat included in rent, but pay electricity

What Are The Eligibility Requirements?

You must be income eligible (guidelines below)

# in Household Gross 3 Month Income
1 $6,761
2 $8,842
3 $10,923
4 $13,003
5 $15,084
6 $17,164
7 $17,554
8 $17,944
9 $18,335

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