The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today that Minnesota will receive an additional $15,814,434 in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP).
The total amount of funds Minnesota has received this year is $114,540,746.
The LIHEAP program in Minnesota helps low-income homeowners and renters pay heating bills through grant money paid directly to utility companies and heating fuel vendors on behalf of customers.
How to apply:
Qualifying families must apply for assistance at the local service provider in their area. Funding is limited and is administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Interested households should contact their local service provider by calling 1-800-657-3710 or visiting the Energy Assistance section of the Commerce Departmentís website (mn.gov/commerce/energy).