Energy Assistance

Cook, Lake, and St. Louis counties, including the City of Duluth, and Grand Portage Reservation.

Program Description:
Provides financial grants to be used towards energy costs for residential heating bills.  Additional funds are available for crisis situations and energy-related repairs.  Information on energy conservation practices is also available.

How to Apply:
The Energy Assistance Program funding year runs October 1st - July 1st. Applications for Energy Assistance are accepted until the end of September. Applications received after 7/1/2020 will not receive an Energy Assistance grant but may be used to qualify for other programs. Households that received Energy Assistance in the past year should have received a new application in September. If you are interested in applying for Energy Assistance or Weatherization now then please contact the Virginia or Duluth office for an application and more information.


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(218) 735-6839 or 
1- 844-568-0149

(218) 623-3011
(800) 662-5711 ext. 3011

702 3rd Avenue South 
Virginia, MN 55792

To send information to the Energy Assistance program you may fax or email us at:

Fax: 612-465-5869 or