Energy Assistance Program

Applications for the 2014-2015 Energy Assistance Program Year are now available. You can print an application from the link below or have one mailed to you by calling our Energy Assistance Program intake line at 952-930-3541.

*** if you have no income, or your income is lower than your monthly bills, please fill out the Verification of Income and Expenses Form and submit it with your application. 

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Mail your application to:
CAPSH
8800 Highway 7, Ste. 403
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

*** Minneapolis residents who already submitted an application to Community Action of Minneapolis do not need to submit new applications unless notified by CAPSH.

Minneapolis residents who are interested in Weatherization Program, should contact  Sustainable Resource Center, Inc at 612-870-4255.
 

NEW ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFICES:  

Community Action Partnership of  Suburban Hennepin
8800 Highway 7, #403, St. Louis Park, 55426
Hours: M & W  8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
T, TH, F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
 Sabathani Community Center        
310 E 38th St, #211
Minneapolis, 55409
Hours: M – F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
         Minneapolis Urban League    
(Opening Dec. 1, 2014)
2100 Plymouth Ave N, #112
Minneapolis, 55411
Hours: M – F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
 Center For Changing Lives- 
Lutheran Social Service
2400 Park Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55404
(at the front reception desk)
Hours: M – F 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Hennepin County Northwest
Family Service Center
7051 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, 55429
Hours: M , W, F  8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


The Energy Assistance Program can help you pay energy costs-- such as a heating bill-- between Oct 1 and May 30 each year. If you qualify, you could receive a grant to cover some of your energy expenses. This grant is paid directly to your energy provider, to reduce your energy bill.

Additionally, if you receive Energy Assistance, you may qualify for weatherization services. These services can improve your home's energy efficiency and lower your energy bill. Furnace repair or replacement assistance is also available. For more information click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for energy assistance?

Both homeowners and renters may be eligible for assistance. Renters that don't pay their heat may also be eligible for energy assistance.

Do you have to pay the money back?

No. Energy Assistance is given as a grant, not a loan. You do not need to repay it.

What are the income guidelines?

Eligibility for Energy Assistance is calculated by looking at gross income (your income before taxes and other deductions) for a three month period. Your income must be at or below the following guidelines.

2014-2015 EAP Income Guidelines
Family Size Maximum Three Month Income
1 $5,838
2 $7,635
3 $9,431
4 $11,228
5 $13,024
6 $14,821
7 $15,157
8 $15,494

** For household sizes 9 and up, call 952-930-3541**

How can I apply?

An application must be completed in order to receive Energy Assistance. The application can be downloaded from the link below or by contacting CAPSH between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday at 952-930-3541.

Click here to download the 2014-2015 Minnesota Energy Assistance Application

Click here to request the 2014-2015 Energy Assistance Application to be mailed to you.

For more information, visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website at www.energy.mn.gov