Energy conservation is an integral part of this program in helping participants by lowering their energy costs during the cold weather season. The program helps income eligible homeowners & renters with assistance toward their heating & electric bills.
The 2023-2024 Energy Assistance Program began on October 1, 2023 and will end May 31, 2024.
** To apply for assistance please print an application below or you can request one be mailed to you, by calling:763-783-4747. Applications can be submitted by mail or dropped off at ACCAP 1201-89th Ave. N.E. Blaine, Suite 345. You can also fax it to 763-783-4940 or email it in PDF FORMAT to: [email protected]
You can also apply online by clicking the link below.
Energy Assistance Alternative Languages Application 2023-2024 can be found at this link https://mn.gov/commerce/energy/consumer-assistance/energy-assistance-program/
The Cold Weather Rule is in effect 10/1/23 through 4/30/24 – You need to contact your utility company to apply for protection under the Cold Weather Rule to prevent disconnection of your service during the winter months, it is not automatic. Your utilities could be shut off at any time of the year if you are not paying your bill.
Cold Weather Rule contact information:
Centerpoint Energy – Call 612-372-4727
XCEL Energy – Call 1-800-895-4999
Connexus Energy – Click this link for application information https://www.connexusenergy.com/account-services/billing-information/cold-weather-rule
Anoka Municipal – Click this link for application information https://www.anokamunicipalutility.com/387/Cold-Weather-Protection
City of Circle Pines – Click this link for application information https://www.centennialutilities.com/index.asp?SEC=13A89D10-37D1-4DCC-960E-7F5277A3880B
*Cold Weather Rule Link https://mn.gov/puc/consumers/shut-off-protection/
Energy Assistance Work:
Energy Assistance is located at the Blaine Human Service center for Anoka County, 1201 89th Ave NE Suite 345, Blaine, MN 55434. Regular Office hours are Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. The building is currently open to the public. Please contact us via email, fax, phone or mail. You may drop off your application in person to the ACCAP office or utilize our after hours drop box outside our office if we are closed.
Energy Assistance ERR Information:
This program may be able to assist qualified, approved Energy Assistance households who own their home with repairs or replacement of non-functioning heating systems. Please contact our offices at 763-783-4747 if you are experiencing a no-heat situation.
This program is available to assist households in improving energy efficiency. All households who apply and are approved for Energy Assistance are referred for Weatherization Services. Weatherization for Anoka County is administered through Community Action of Ramsey and Washington Counties. If you are interested in Services, please contact 651-482-8260