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    Energy Assistance Program

    Serving residents of Crow Wing County
     Energy Assistance, funded by the State of Minnesota, provides an important resource to help income-eligible households manage their utility bills.

    Tri-County Community Action is our partner in providing weatherization assistance.

  • Energy Assistance can help manage household utilities by:

    • Authorizing a primary grant for the heating season
    • Helping you manage an unexpected utility crisis
    • Setting up a reasonable payment plan and helping you negotiate with your utility vendor
    • Providing financial assistance for furnace repair or replacement
    • Providing referrals to weatherization services
    • Providing referrals to other community-based organizations


    Homeowners and renters are eligible, and all fuel types qualify, even self-cut wood. Applications are accepted October through May of each year. Eligibility is determined via a written application. Households that have been on the program automatically receive a new application in the fall.

    Income Guidelines


    Income Guidelines
    Energy Assistance Program  
    Income Guidelines
    Weatherization Program 
    1 $6,808 $5,745
    2 $8,903 $7,755
    3 $10,997 $9,765
    4 $13,092 $11,775
    5 $15,187 $13,785


    2013-2014 Energy Assistance Application >


    Completed applications should be mailed to or dropped off at the address listed below. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:

    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
    716 E Street
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    Phone: 218.829.5000 or 1.800.829.5902
    Fax: 218.829.9726

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