Energy Assistance

The 2022-2023 Energy Assistance Program runs from October 1, 2022 to May 31, 2023.

 Assistance with heating, electric, and water bills

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Facts about Energy Assistance

~  This help is for people for all ages with all types of income and heating fuels.

~  You should apply for help before you get a past-due bill or run out of fuel.

~  The program will not pay all of your heat costs.

~  All information you give us is private.

~  You can apply if the government pays part of your rent (subsidized) if you have an electric vendor.

~  Non custodial parents may include their children as household members.

~  Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility. 

~  Grants range from $200 to $1,400, based on household size, income & heat plus electric costs.

~  In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to: 

        * Help pay a disconnect bill or get an emergency fuel delivery

        * Help homeowners get their broken furnace repaired or replaced 

~  Assistance is also available for water/wastewater bills. 




Click on the Links Below to Print an Application

English Application

English Fillable Application

EAP Application Instructions and Rights & Responsibilities

Spanish Application

Spanish Application Instructions and Rights & Responsibilities

Hmong Application

Hmong Application Instructions and Rights & Responsibilities

Somali Application

Somali Application Instructions and Rights & Responsibilities

Vietnamese Application

Vietnamese Application Instructions and Rights & Responsibilities

Mail your completed application and supporting documents to

SMOC, Energy Assistance, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN 56187 or 
fax to 507-376-3636


Drop it off in the dark green drop-box outside of our building
at 1106 3rd Avenue, Worthington, MN 56187



If you are eligible,
grant money will be sent
to your fuel and / or
electric company.



Income Guidelines

  Starting October 1, 2022

2022-2023 EAP Maximum Income

50% of State's Median Income

HH Size
3 Months













What is Energy Assistance?

A program to help pay heat and electric bills and furnace repairs.

Why is help available?

Because people have a hard time paying all their bills.

Who can get help?

Homeowners and renters who meet income guidelines.

When can I get help?

One time each heating season. Applications are accepted from Oct 1st through May 31st.

How can I apply?

Call us at 507-376-4195 or 800-658-2444 
print an application from the link provided on this site




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