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Energy Assistance

Energy Assistance Programwoman with mug

Serving Residents of Crow Wing County

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is an important resource to help income-eligible households manage their utility bills.

Tri-County Community Action is our partner in providing weatherization assistance. For more information on weatherization, please refer to the Minnesota Weatherization Assistance Program website.

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 September 2019 through June 1st, 2020. Eligibility is determined via a written application. Households that have been on the program automatically receive a new application in the fall.

2019-2020 Income Guidelines

Energy Assistance guidelines are based on 50% SMI or 110% of federal poverty guidelines, whichever is greater.


Household Size

Energy Assistance Program

3 Month Income Guidelines

1 $6,761
2 $8,842
3 $10,923
4 $13,003
5 $15,084
6 $17,164

Proof of gross income for the past three months is required for all household members except wages for children K-12.

Income is verified for a 3-month period prior to application as follows.

Applications Signed in the Month of

Gross Income Verified for Months of

August 2019 May, June July 2019
September 2019 June, July, August 2019
October 2019 July, August, September 2019
November 2019 August, September, October 2019
December 2019 September, October, November 2019
January 2020 October, November, December 2019
February 2020 November, December 2019, January 2020
March 2020 December 2019, January, February 2020
April 2020 January, February, March 2020
May 2020 February, March, April 2020
June 2020 March, April, May 2020
July 2020 April, May, June 2020


View 2019-2020 Application PDF


Contact Us

To learn more, please contact us:

LSS Energy Assistance Program
716 E Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 218.829.5000 | Toll Free: 800.829.5902


The Energy Assistance Program is funded by the State of Minnesota.

More information about the Energy Assistance Program and related topics


Energy Assistance (Crow Wing County)