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Energy, Food, Housing

Energy Assistance

We Can Help You Pay Your Energy Bills

You know that a house without energy during the Minnesota winter is impossible to endure. Everyone deserves affordable, continuous, and safe utility services. If you encounter issues with energy, we can help you with bill payment assistance, home energy crisis intervention, outreach to vulnerable populations, energy advocacy, information about utility consumer rights, and referrals to our Energy Conservation service and other community agencies. 

COVID-19 Program Update

The Energy Assistance Program has ended for the 2020 heating season.  The 2021 Energy Assistance Program will begin on October 1, 2020 and applications for the 2021 heating season will be sent to 2020 approved households starting at the end of August.  Applications for new applicants will be available sometime September on this website, available to send through regular mail and available for pickup at our two office locations.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office walk-in assistance will be limited to scheduled appointments only to reduce public interactions.  We ask that visitors to our building wear masks and not come in if they have any COVID-19 related symptoms.  Most of our staff will be working remotely to process applications and resolve energy crises, but we will have some staff available for urgent requests that cannot be resolved over the phone.

Please contact us at eap@caprw.org with questions or for more information about our Energy Assistance program. 

Am I Eligible?

Household eligibility changes year to year. To see if you qualify, consult the 2020-2021 Eligibility Guidelines table below:

Household Size 3-Month Gross Household Income
1 $7,066
2 $9,240
3 $11,415
4 $13,589
5 $15,763
6 $17,937

Based on 50% of State Median Income or 110% of Poverty, whichever is greater. For larger household guidelines visit here.

How Do I Apply?

You can apply in-person at the Community Action Building, call us at 651-645-6470, or download this year’s application here when it becomes available again:


 

Locations

ST. PAUL (CLOSED to walk-in application assistance until further notice due to COVID-19)

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

Phone: (651) 645-6470
Fax: (651) 603-5984

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

OAKDALE (CLOSED to walk-in application assistance until further notice due to COVID-19)

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
1101 Geneva Avenue North 
Oakdale, MN 55128

Phone: (651) 645-6470
Fax: (651) 529-1538

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

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“Thank you very much for fixing my boiler and chimney. The people that came to do all the work were very nice to work with and they did a great job. My house is now very comfortable in this cold weather.”

                           —Maria

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Energy Assistance

    55,886

  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start

    1,422

  • Low-Income People Registered to Vote

    1,320

  • Volunteer Hours

    31,317

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