Energy Assistance Program is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grants are:
- For renters or homeowners
- For households with income at or below 50 percent of the state median income
- Based on energy cost, household size, and income
Services may include:
- Payment of energy bills
- Help with utility disconnections or fuel deliveries.
- Education on efficient and safe use of energy.
- Advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers.
- Repair or replacement of homeowners’ broken heating systems.
2018-2019 Income Guidelines
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Applications for 2018-2019 coming out soon!
Other Energy Assistance Programs Include:
Crisis Benefit Program
Assists Energy Assistance eligible households facing any of these situations:
- Potential electric/natural gas disconnection.
- Less than 20% heating fuel remaining, and are on a cash-only basis with vendor.
- Energy Related Repair
Eligible energy assistance households who own their home (wholly owned or making mortgage payments) qualify for repairs or replacement of non-functioning furnaces.
Reach Out for Warmth Program
ROFW income guidelines are somewhat higher than the Energy Assistance program. Reach Out for Warmth (ROFW) is a special fund that helps families with limited resources that are facing any of these situations:
• Potential electric/natural gas disconnection
• Less than 20% heating fuel remaining, and are on a cash-only basis with vendor
• Furnace repair for homeowners (wholly owned or making mortgage payments)