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SMOC ~ Energy Assistance Program
The 2018-2019 Energy Assistance Program runs from October 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019.
*Don't wait to apply for heating assistance*

For more information write or call:

Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council (SMOC)

1106 3rd Ave    PO Box 787

Worthington, MN 56187


Local              507-376-4195 or

Toll Free      1-800-658-2444

Fax                507-376-3636 

What is Energy Assistance?

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

Why is help available?

Because people with low incomes have a hard time paying all their bills and people must have heat in the winter.

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 get help?

Call the number above or click on the applications below, fill the application out and send it in to the address listed above.

Click on the Links Below to Print the English or Spanish Energy Assistance Applications

Fillable / Print English Application

Printable English Application

Printable Spanish Application

Department of Commerce website


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





If your income is below these guidelines, you are eligible for help.

Income Guideline

2018-2019 EAP Maximum Income


50% of State's Median Income

HH Size
3 Months










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.

~  You can apply if you pay your heat cost in your monthly rent.

~  We can tell you about other help available and how to save energy.

~  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.