Can't Pay Your Heat or Electric Bills?
SMOC ~ Energy Assistance Program
The 2021-2022 Energy Assistance Program runs from October 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022.

 New Income Guidelines have been set!!!
  We also have funds to help with furnace repairs if
you have your application in and are eligible. 

If you don't want to come into our building, please use the green drop box (picture below) to drop off applications and documents,
which is located at the main entrance of the building.  Applications are available in the clear box.
Any questions please call the office!

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What is Energy Assistance?

A program to help pay heat and electric bills and furnace repairs.

Why is help available?

Because people have a hard time paying all their bills.

Who can get help?

Homeowners and renters who meet income guidelines.

When can I get help?

One time each heating season. Applications are accepted from Oct 1st through May 31st.

How can I apply?

Call us at 507-376-4195 or 800-658-2444 with questions and to request an application or print an application from the link provided below to fill out.



Mail your completed application and supporting documents to
SMOC, Energy Assistance, PO Box 787, Worthington, MN 56187 or 
fax to 507-376-3636


Drop it off in the dark green drop-box outside of our building
at 1106 3rd Avenue, Worthington, MN 56187

Click on the Links Below to Print the English or Spanish Energy Assistance Applications


The Current Energy Assistance Program year has ended. New applications will be available in October 2022.



If you are eligible,
grant money will be sent
to your fuel and / or
electric company.


   If your income is below these guidelines, you are eligible for help.

Income Guidelines

  Starting October 1, 2021

2021-2022 EAP Maximum Income

60% of State's Median Income

HH Size
3 Months












Facts about Energy Assistance

~  This help is for people for all ages with all types of income and heating fuels.

~  You should apply for help before you get a past-due bill or run out of fuel.

~  The program will not pay all of your heat costs.

~  All information you give us is private.

~  You can apply if the government pays part of your rent (subsidized) if you have an electric vendor.

~  Non custodial parents may include their children as household members.

~  Assets such as the home are not considered in determining eligibility. 

~  Grants range from $300 to $2,000, based on household size, income & heat plus electric costs.

~  The average grant is about $900

~  In addition to the initial grant, additional Crisis funds are available to: 

        * Help pay a past due bill or get an emergency fuel delivery

        * Help homeowners get their broken furnace repaired or replaced 

~  Assistance is also available for water/wastewater bills.




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