Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Households with low-to-moderate income may be eligible for assistance from the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) for the heating season (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30).

You may apply online or call your county office phone number listed below.

Benefits

WHEAP can provide energy assistance/public benefits and information: 

  • The amount depends on household size, income level and household heating and/or electric costs. 
  • Benefits are paid directly to the utility or fuel supplier. 
  • The utility or fuel supplier then credits the amount to your account. 
  • You will receive notification of the benefit amount. 
  • Counseling for energy conservation and budgeting for energy costs. 
  • Emergency furnace repair and replacement for homeowners. 
  • Community resources referrals. 

To be eligible for assistance

  • Your household must pay heating costs directly to a fuel or utility company or heating costs are included in the rent.
  • Your gross income is less than the amount shown below for your household size:
2023–2024 Guidelines
(10/01/2023 through 9/30/2024)
Household Size One Month Annual Income
1 $2,820.67 $33,848
2 $3,688.58 $44,263
3 $4,556.50 $54,678
4 $5,424.50 $65,094
5 $6,292.42 $75,509
6 $7,160.33 $85,924
7 $7,323.00 $87,876
8 $7,485.75 $89,829
 

Applicants must provide:

  • Verification of household income (wages, child support, unemployment benefits, etc.) for the one-month period prior to the month of your appointment.
  • Household's receiving Social Security or SSI should bring a letter from the Social Security office with information of your benefits.
  • Verification of any interest/dividend income received for the previous 12 months by providing tax forms or Form 1099.
  • Social Security cards and birth dates for all members of the household.
  • If your rent includes heat, bring your lease.

For information or to apply for energy assistance, call or write the office in your county. If you have a disability, please call your county office to discuss options.

County offices

These are county offices in MGE's service area:

Columbia County (608) 742-4088
242 W. Cook St.
Portage, WI 53901

Crawford County (608) 326-0248
225 N. Beaumont Road, Suite 326
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Dane County (608) 333-0333
1225 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

2817 S. Fish Hatchery Rd Suite 2
Madison, WI  53713

Iowa County (608) 930-9801
303 W. Chapel St., Suite 2300
Dodgeville, WI 53533

Juneau County (608) 847-5988
534B LaCrosse St.
Mauston, WI 53948

Monroe County (608) 487-9356
606 Cap St.
Sparta, WI 54656

Sauk County (608) 356-8887
916 8th Ave.
Baraboo, WI 53913

Vernon County (608) 637-5210
318 Fairlane Dr., Suite 100
Viroqua, WI 54665

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