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Energy Assistance Program

About the Program

Moorhead office location 715 11th St N Suite 100, Moorhead, MN 56560 has new hours!

  • Open Monday and Wednesday 12-4pm 
  • Friday 8am-12pm.
  • Non emergency information may be dropped in the drop box.
  • All emergency correspondence should be emailed or faxed 218-685-6742 for prompt assistance.

Want to know when your application will be processed? click the link below and follow the steps.

Program year 2024 has begun!

*If you have applied and were approved in the previous year, MN Commerce will send you an application. If you are new to Energy Assistance please please click the link for a downloadable application or follow the link for access to the  full service online application. 

Energy Assistance is a program that is designed to assist income eligible households with the cost of energy/heating their homes. Everyone deserves affordable, continuous, and safe home energy services. If you encounter issues with home heating and/or electricity, we can help you with bill payment assistance, crisis benefits, and furnace repair/replacements.  In addition, we can provide information about utility consumer rights and referrals to our Energy Conservation services and other community agencies. 

Many Minnesotans spend over 25% of their income on utility bills.  Do you need help with your heating, electric or water bills?  WCMCA is here to help!

In addition to the Energy Assistance Funding, programs such as Reach Out for Warmth, and the Crisis Program may be available if you’ve already exhausted your energy assistance award.  Please contact WCMCA to inquire.

For more information regarding the Energy Assistance Program within the state of Minnesota, please see the MN Dept of Commerce website.


Eligibility Information

The Energy Assistance Program is available to any Minnesota resident who is a homeowner or renter in Clay, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties.

  • Renters and homeowners are encouraged to apply.
  • Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility.
  • Grants range from $200 to $1,400, based on household size, income, & fuel cost.
  • The average grant is about $450.

In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to help pay a past due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery. There is also the ability to help homeowners get their non-functioning furnace repaired or replaced.

Eligibility guidelines are revised yearly. 

Application Details

Ways to apply:

  1. Full service online application
  2. Paper Applications in Español (Spanish), Hmoob (Hmong), Soomaali (Somali), and Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) are also available, download, print, and mail in.
  3. Request an application via email.
  4. Request an application be mailed
  • Call us at 1-800-492-4805 option 1 with questions
  • Mail your completed application and supporting documents to 411 Industrial Park Blvd Elbow Lake, MN 56531 or drop it off in the EAP application drop-box outside one of our building locations: Elbow Lake: 411 Industrial Park Blvd Elbow Lake, MN 56531. Alexandria: 1910 Aga Dr Alexandria, MN 56308. Moorhead:  715 11th St N Moorhead, MN 56560. (this location is open Monday 12-4pm, Wednesday 12-4pm, and Friday’s 8am-12pm)
  • All applications must be Postmarked and or received by our office no later than 5/31/2024.

After hours, weekend, and holiday no heat and disconnected emergencies process:

  • Contact your local sheriffs office.

Documents & Links

  • Online Application

    Click here to get started.

More Information

General Inquiries

  • 218-685-4486, Ext. 1
  • 800-492-4805, Ext 1
  • Fax: 218-685-6742
  • Energy Assistance Program
    WCMCA, Inc.
    411 Industrial Park Boulevard
    Elbow Lake, MN 56531

After hours no heat or disconnected utilities

  • Call your local sheriff's office

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