Community Action Partnership accepting applications for Energy Assistance Program

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) is now accepting applications for its Energy Assistance Program (EAP). EAP is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to low income households to maintain electric and heat services during the winter. Assistance is available to all eligible Hennepin County residents, including the City of Minneapolis.

CAPSH staff will be available at the following locations to accept applications and answer client questions: Northwest Family Service Center, 7051 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, M, W, F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Center For Changing Lives, Lutheran Social Services, 2400 Park Ave. S., M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Minneapolis Urban League, 2100 Plymouth Ave. N., M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St., Mon. 8 a.m.-7 p.m., T-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Energy Assistance applications are available now through May 31, 2016. Both renters and homeowners can apply. It is a grant, not a loan, benefit recipients do not have to pay the money back. The grant is intended to cover a portion of the household’s energy and heating bill. It is important that those who receive energy assistance continue to make payments and/or request a reasonable payment plan with their energy provider. The grant is paid directly to the electric and heat provider. Homeowners may be eligible for emergency furnace repair or replacement. Applicants are encouraged to apply before they face an emergency. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility is based upon income guidelines corresponding to household size. Download an application at or call 952-930-3541.