Energy Assistance

The energy assistance program helps low-income households pay their home heating bills. Payments are made directly to the household’s fuel dealer.


  • Eligibility is based on household gross income for the past three months, household size and consumption for the past 12 months.
  • Applicants may rent or own their home.
  • Households must provide proof of income when they apply.
  • There are no deductions from income.
  • Households may also be eligible for Repair or Replacement of nonfunctioning heating systems.
Household SizeGross Income for the Last Three Months
1 $6,250
2 $8,173
3 $10,096
4 $12,019
5 $13,942
6 $15,865

How to Apply

To request an application please call:  

(218) 847-1385  Detroit Lakes
(218) 739-3011  Fergus Falls
(218) 935-5022  Mahnomen
(218) 732-7204  Park Rapids
(218) 632-3600  Wadena

Or, download an application below: 

2017-2018 English Application
2017-2018 Spanish Application
2017-2018 Large Print Application

Mail your completed application, along with income verification and current utility bills to:

Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc.
ATTN: Energy Department
P.O. Box 747
Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

Or, drop off your application at your nearest Mahube-Otwa Office in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Mahnomen, Park Rapids or Wadena.