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Energy Assistance

The winter heating season has now begun.  It's important that you make every attempt to keep current on your electric bill.  We understand that things do happen that put financial burdens on people.  Certain government organizations can offer heating assistance or point you in the direction of a group that can help you.

 

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs and energy crisis situations.  It administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. LIHEAP and its related services help more than 230,000 Wisconsin households annually. 

 

If you need assistance paying for your heating bill this winter, help may be available through your county energy assistance program. Don't miss the chance to receive financial help on your heating costs.

 

If you feel you qualify for energy assistance, call the county agency where you live. Applications are being taken October 1-May 15. Additional crisis services are available all year.

 

For more information on the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) and how to apply , please contact your local office listed below.  If you are not sure which agency to call you can locate your local agency by calling 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947) or visit the "Where to Apply" tab on www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov to find your local energy assistance agency.

 

Clark County

Clark County Department of Social Services
517 Court St. Room 502
Neillsville, WI 54456
715-743-5233 or 866-743-5233

Clark County Aging Department (over age 60)
517 Court St. Room 201
Neillsville, WI 54456
715-743-5144

Chippewa County

Chippewa County Department of Human Services/Economic Support
711 N. Bridge St., Room 119
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-726-7862

Marathon County

Energy Services, Inc.
308 Grand Have, Ste 101
Wausau, WI 54403
715-842-3111

Taylor County

Taylor County Human Services Department
540 East College Street 
Medford, WI 54451
715-748-6123

Wood County

Wood County Department of Social Services

Wisconsin Rapids Office
400 Market St.
PO Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
715-421-8600

Marshfield Office
630 South Central Ave, Ste 404
Marshfield, WI 54449
715-387-6374

 

Jackson County

Jackson County Department of Health & Human Services
420 STH 54 W.
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-4301

 

Estimated Guidelines 2017 - 2018 WHEAP Heating Season

Persons in Family

Three Month Income

Annual Income

1

$6,650.25

$26,601.00

2

$8,696.25

$34,785.00

3

$10,742.50

$42,970.00

4

$12,788.75

$51,155.00

5

$14,835.00

$59,340.00

6

$16,881.00

$67,525.00

7

$17,264.75

$69,059.00

8

$17,648.50

$70,594.00


Other Recources for Energy and Weatherization Programs

Focus on Energy Targeted Home Performance with Energy Star:  1-800-762-7077

Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund - Bill Pay Assistance:  1-800-981-WARM (9276)

 

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