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State of Minnesota Department of Energy - 

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps income eligible households living in Benton, Stearns, Sherburne and Morrison county with paying a portion of their home heating costs.

  • Households who are at or below 50 percent of the state median income are eligible
  • Size of grant is based on household size, income, fuel type and energy usage
  • Federally funded through U.S. Department of Human Services
  • Funds are available for renters or homeowners


  • Provide direct payment to the energy supplier
  • Educate consumers to use home heating energy efficiently and safely
  • Advocate with energy suppliers and human service providers on behalf of consumers
  • Crisis help for utility disconnections or necessary fuel deliveries
  • Emergency heating system repair or replacement.

For Cold Weather rule information click here: cold weather rule


  The Energy Conservation Programs provide services to reduce residential energy consumption for income eligible households.