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 $5,987
2 $7,829
3 $9,671
4 $11,514
5 $13,356
6 $15,198
To request an application please call:  
     847-1385  Detroit Lakes
     739-3011  Fergus Falls
     935-5022  Mahnomen
     732-7204  Park Rapids
     632-3600  Wadena

or download an application below: 
  •  English_Application.pdf
  • Spanish_Application.pdf
  • Large_Print_Application.pdf
  • 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.