Energy Assistance Application
We are currently not accepting Energy Assistance Applications. Our new program year begins on October 1st, and applications will be available online. If you are experiencing an energy emergency, please contact us, and we will refer you to other programs that can assist you.

If you would like an application mailed to you in September fill out the follow request form:

Application Request Form
Energy Assistance Program
Provided through the Minnesota Department of Commerce
Additional information on the Energy Assistance program can be found at

What does the Energy Assistance Program assist with?
Provides funds to help pay costs associated with heating the home. Funds are sent to the client's fuel vendor. Energy Related Repair funds are used to correct "no heat" problems with owner-occupied home heating systems. Energy Crisis Assistance services are provided to help clients who are experiencing a heating-related emergency.

Who Qualifies?
Households whose gross income meets the 50% State Median. Includes homeowners and renters that pay their own heating, electricity, or both.

How much of your heating bills does it pay?
The Fuel Assistance Program is designed to help applicants pay a portion of their heating bills. We encourage clients to always make a monthly payment.

What if a homeowner does not qualify?
There are other programs available such as Reach out for Warmth
and Caring Members by East Central Energy.

What if a person has a disconnect notice, their propane, or oil has run out and they haven't submitted an application?
They must first submit an application with all the requested information answered to our office as soon as possible along with a disconnect notice. The application can be processed as an emergency and can be completed the same day if they provide all the information required in a timely manner.
How To Submit Your Energy Assistance Application
While you can fill out the pdf electronically, you are required to print and sign the Energy Assistance Application.


Mailing Address
Lakes and Pines CAC, Inc.
1700 Maple Ave E
Mora, MN, 55051-1227

Main Office
1700 Maple Avenue E
Mora, MN, 55051

North Branch Office
39555 Flink Avenue
North Branch, MN, 55056

Moose Lake Office
221 Elm Avenue
Moose Lake, MN, 55767

EAP Fax: (320)679-6863

If that fax is busy you can try sending it to:

This method is not recommended due to the confidential information contained within the application.

We cannot guarantee that your email will be successfully received by our system. Your email may be blocked by our security systems or be marked as spam and auto-deleted.

We cannot guarantee that your email is secure. Your email provider may also have access to your application.

If your email account is compromised any emails that exist on your account may still be available to those that have access to it.

If you choose this method we highly recommend deleting the email out of your sent and trash folders after confirming we received your application.


To you use this system an account is required. To create an account select register in the upper right corner. Accounts require a valid email address to be created. Enter your email address and a unique strong password. After creating an account an email validation request will be sent to the email address entered. Email account validation is required to access this service.

Once your account is created and your email account has been validated you should be able to sign in and then File Upload will be available to you. This also can be found in the upper right corner after successful login.

File Upload
2023-2024 Energy Assistance Program Maximum Income Guidelines
An Energy Assistance Program application is used for determining eligibility for all components of EAP. The EAP year is from October 1 of one year through September 30 of the next. Households must apply by May 31st to be eligible for EAP. Households must occupy the residence for which the Energy Assistance Benefits are being applied for, meet the household income guidelines, and be vulnerable to increased energy costs. Households eligible for EAP may also be eligible for Crisis, Energy Related Repair (ERR) and the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Households that move can transfer their eligibility to their new address. They should contact Lakes and Pines Energy Assistance staff to update their address and account information. Their benefit will not change. All members living in a household must be included on the EAP application. Failure to do so may be considered fraud, and EAP benefits will be frozen until the issue is resolved. If you have a question as to whether or not someone needs to be included as a household member, or have any other questions related to the Energy Assistance Program, please contact us at 320- 679-1800 option #2.

Based on 50% SMI or 110%* of federal poverty guidelines, whichever is greater.

SMI Calculation reverted from 60% back to 50% for the FFY 2023-2024.

Household Size Annual Income 1 Month Max
1 $32,667 $2,722
2 $42,719 $3,559
3 $52,770 $4,397
4 $62,822 $5,235
5 $72,874 $6,072
6 $82,925 $6,910
7 $84,810 $7,067
8 $86,695 $7,224
9 $88,579 $7,381
10 $90,464 $7,538
11 $92,349 $7,695
12 $94,233 $7,852
13 $96,118 $8,009
14 $98,003 $8,166
15 $99,887 $8,323
16 $101,772 $8,481
17 $106,503 $8,875
18 $112,157 $9,346
19 $117,811 $9,817
20 $123,465 $10,288