Energy / Fuel Assistance
Wisconsin's Division of Energy Services oversees the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).
This includes the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. WHEAP provides financial assistance to help eligible households pay a portion of their heating and electric energy costs.
Eligible households may receive a benefit payment once per heating season (October 1 through May 15), and crisis assistance funds and help for non-operating furnaces and heating systems may also be available. The amount of the benefit payment depends on household size, income level, and energy costs. These programs are run through Waupaca County which also provides service for Outagamie County residents. For more information and/or appointments call (800) 506-5596 or (715) 258-6820.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin, your household must meet the income eligibility requirements for the program year, your household must have an energy burden, and your household must meet other non-financial eligibility criteria.