Grant County Fuel Assistance
WHEAP (Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program)
WHEAP provides home heating and/or electric assistance to eligible households.
Grant County Department of Social Services will begin setting up application appointments for the Wisconsinís Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) on or after September 15, 2021. Appointments can be scheduled by calling Grant County Department of Social Services at 608-723-2136 x1125. Most applications will be conducted by phone. We will not be mailing out any paper applications other than the early short form applications for fixed income applicants that are already being mailed to qualifying households.
To be eligible for the program, a householdís gross (before any deductions) income for the prior one month must be less than the following:
60 PERCENT OF STATE MEDIAN INCOME GUIDELINES
HOUSEHOLD ONE MONTH ANNUAL
SIZE INCOME INCOME
1 $ 2,591.92 $31,103
2 $ 3,389.42 $40,673
3 $ 4,186.92 $50,243
4 $ 4,984.42 $59,813
5 $ 5,781.92 $69,383
6 $ 6,579.42 $78,953
7 $ 6,729.00 $80,748
8 $ 6,878.50 $82,542
The amount of heating and/or electric assistance benefit is determined based on the householdís size, income and heating costs. In most cases the heating and/or electric assistance benefit is issued directly to the householdís fuel/electric provider. Within the Wisconsin Home Energy Plus program, there is a crisis portion for heating related problems. To be eligible for crisis assistance, you must first have been determined eligible for a regular WHEAP benefit.
How to Apply: Households must call and schedule an appointment to apply for Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). Even if you have applied in other years, you will still need to make an appointment with one of our WHEAP team members for a current season application. Households can apply online for WHEAP benefits at www.energybenefit.wi.gov. Phone appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Grant County Department of Social Services at 608-723-2136 x1125. Applications will be conducted only by phone at this time. We will not be doing face to face or outreach sites around the county due to COVID.
Click on the below links to learn more about the program.