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Upcoming deadline for up to $2,000 in energy relief

Thousands of Minnesota residents can apply for up to $2,000 in energy assistance.

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The assistance will come from a local non-profit group.

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Energy Assistance Program

This program is available to residents of Itasca and Koochiching County in Minnesota. Residents apply and then are granted financial aid to help cover the cost of home energy bills. Read more about it here.

Eligible household can receive three types of grants:

  1. Heat grants- for renters and homeowners to subsidize energy and heating costs based on household size, energy bill, and income.
  2. Crisis aid- if you have a heating emergency that primary heat grants can’t cover.
  3. Energy-related repair grants- for people without heat or experiencing life-threatening conditions due to a malfunctioning heating system

The maximum benefit is $2,000. Applying is free, and the average grant is over$1,000. In order to get a grant from Kootasca’s Energy Assistance Program, you must also qualify to earn it through the state. If you previously qualified, you may see an application in the mail.

You can request an application by calling 877-687-1163 or simply applying online. All applications must be received by May 21, 2022.

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