Assistance Resources

Rent Help MN

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Rent help flyer

Checklist for Renters


Energy Assistance Program

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Energy and Water Assistance Funds Available

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay for home energy and water costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

  • Initial energy grants range from $300 to $1600
  • Additional energy grants of up to $1,200 for past-due energy bills
  • Grants to pay past due water bills
  • Grants are available to renters and homeowners
  • Grants may be given to households with income at or below 60% of the state median income. See the 2022 income guidelines.


Customers apply for water, energy, and weatherization assistance with one application.


Outreach Materials

Energy Assistance Program outreach resources for media, service providers, energy and water suppliers, and other partners.

Outreach toolkits

Outreach flyers

Social Media



Press Release

See Commerce's September 27, 2021 press release for more details.

Press release translations (.pdf) Hmoob |  Soomali |  Español


Contact Us

Questions? Contact your local Energy Assistance Program Service Provider or the Minnesota Department of Commerce at