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Service Info
Service:Energy Assistance Program
Agency: Prairie Five Community Action Council, Inc.
Loc Name:Prairie Five Community Action Agency - Lac qui Parle County
Location:422 5th Ave, Ste 307, Madison, MN, 56256-1214 Map
Phone: (320) 598-3027

Service Description

The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps pay home heating costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

Services may include:
* Payment of energy bills
* Help with utility disconnections or necessary fuel deliveries
* Education on efficient and safe use of home heating energy
* Advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers on behalf of consumers
* Repair or replacement of homeowners' malfunctioning heating systems


- Home visits to the elderly and disabled
- Does not pay all heating costs

If funds are available program may be able to assist with disconnects or a partial fill of fuel oil or propane -- one time only assistance during the fuel season. Funds may be available to assist with heating related emergencies and furnace repairs or in hazardous situations replacements for homeowners only. All eligible households are referred to Prairie Five's Weatherization Program if the house has not been weatherized.

Applicants may apply if they pay heat costs in the monthly rent and if the government does pay part of their rent. Child support payments must be added to income of the household receiving them. If self-employment is a loss it is counted as $0 income; other income is considered.

For a heating emergency after hours because of a malfunctioning furnace call the Sheriff's office in the county of residence:
Big Stone - 320-839-3558
Chippewa - 320-269-2121
Lac qui Parle - 320-598-3720
Swift - 320-843-3133
Yellow Medicine - 320-564-2130


Type of Client Preferred
  • Family
  • Older adults
  • People with low income


Households who are at or below 50 percent of the state median income are eligible. Funds are available for renters or homeowners.

Serves Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Swift, and Yellow Medicine County

Application Instructions

Call (800) 657-3710 for an application or you can complete one of the applications below:

* Fillable application
* English application
* Large print application
* Spanish application

Business Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Area Served

Lac Qui Parle County




Telephone types, numbers and hours

Main (320) 598 - 7649
Toll Free (800) 443 - 4283

Last Update


Statewide TTY Number

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