Help is Available for Home Heating Costs

Keep-Well-Keep-WarmApplications for the 2017 Energy Assistance Program are currently being taken by Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.

If you feel you may be eligible, either write to Tri-Valley Energy Assistance Programs at 1407 Erskine Street, Crookston, MN 56716 or call 218-281-9080 or 1-866-264-3729 and an application will be mailed to you. You may also access the energy assistance application online at www.tvoc.org/services/low-income-energy-assistance/. Households may apply only once during the program year of Oct. 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.

Energy Assistance eligibility is based upon household income and household size. Assets are no longer counted for this program. Both homeowners and renters may be eligible. Households who live in subsidized housing but pay either heat or electric costs may also qualify. Subsidized housing residents who have both heat and electric costs included in their rent do not qualify for energy assistance.

Tri-Valley Energy Assistance Programs serves households in West Polk, West Marshall, and Norman counties.

The eligibility guidelines for three months’ gross income are listed below:

  • Household size of one with a maximum income of $6,135
  • Household size of two with a maximum income of $8,023
  • Household size of three with a maximum income of $9,910
  • Household size of four with a maximum income of $11,798
  • Household size of five with a maximum income of $13,686
  • Household size of six with a maximum income of $15,574

NOTICE: You are responsible for your heating and electric bills until you hear from Tri-Valley Energy Assistance Programs.

This program is funded by the Minnesota Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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