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Program helps with energy costs

Help with energy costs is available through the Energy Assistance Program. The average grant is $612. Funding is provided for oil, propane, wood, electric or natural gas costs.

For an application, residents of Pope, Traverse, Clay, Wilkin, Douglas, Grant and Stevens counties should call West Central MN Communities Action at 1-800-492-4805. Certain income guidelines must be met.

There is no asset limit. This program is funded by the Minnesota Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.