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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 for 2014-2015 will be posted soon.

    Income Guidelines
    Energy Assistance Program  
    Income Guidelines
    Weatherization Program 


    The 2014-2015 energy assistance application will be posted soon.


    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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