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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.

NOTE:  Increased max. income guidelines:

Household SizeGross Income for the Last Three Months
1 $6,808
2 $8,903
3 $10,997
4 $13,092
5 $15,187
6 $17,282
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: 
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.