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Energy Assistance Program

About the Program

The program year has concluded, we are no longer accepting applications, and are no longer processing requests for crisis funds.

Click the link below for additional resources that may have funds to assist you while the LIHEAP program is in-between program seasons.

Applications will be mailed late August/ early September, if you would like to request an application please call our office or email with your request with the following details.

  • Full Name
  • Mailing address

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 bills?  WCMCA is here to help, apply today!

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.

Moorhead office location 715 11th St N Suite 100, Moorhead, MN 56560 is closed and will reopen October 2024.

  • All emergency correspondence should be emailed or faxed 218-685-6742 for prompt assistance.


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.
  • The average grant is $500 and is based on the household size, income, & energy costs.

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. 

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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