We administer the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) for Ramsey & Washington counties, which assists eligible households maintain affordable, continuous and safe home energy. Our services include bill payment assistance, home energy crisis intervention, outreach to vulnerable populations, energy advocacy, information about utility consumer rights, and referrals to our Energy Conservation department and other community agencies.

The 2013—2014 Energy Assistance Program season has ended. Although the program does not begin again until October 1, 2014, contact us if you are facing a crisis situation. We can provide other options and referrals for assistance. Our application can still be downloaded to apply for Energy Conservation services and referral services.

As of February 4, 2014 the maximum income guidelines are based on 60% of state median income (SMI). This is an increase from 50% SMI. This change is retroactive to the beginning of this program year (October 1, 2013).

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Energy Assistance

LIHEAP Guidelines

2013—2014 Income
Eligibility Guidelines


3-Month Gross
Household Income

1 $6,808
2 $8,903
3 $10,997
4 $13,092
5 $15,187
6 $17,282

*Based on 60% of State Median Income or 110% of Poverty, whichever is greater. For larger household guidelines, visit: http://www.energy.mn.gov/

Call Us

For more information, call 651-645-6470. You may experience longer wait times during our peak season (October – May). Answers to most questions are available on the phone system’s pre-recorded messages and in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Please note that we process applications in order they are received and may take up to 60 Days to complete. During that time, contact your energy provider to schedule a reasonable payment plan. If you are facing a disconnection, or already disconnected, please speak to one of our Associates either by phone, or in our office.


Our office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Our office is closed for most major holidays and occasionally (not often) for training.

Find us Our office location and mailing address is:

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
450 Syndicate St. North
Suite 122
St. Paul, MN 55104

Fax: 651-603-5984

Screen Cast

If you need help filling out the application, you can watch our Energy Assistance application tutorials. These short clips can be quite helpful!

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