Several changes have been made to the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) in response to the COVID-19 crisis:
1. Energy Assistance applications for the 2019/2020 season will now be accepted through September 30, 2020.
2. Eligibility is now based on a household’s previous one month of income, rather than three months of income. This move was made to ensure those who are recently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are able to receive assistance quickly.
3. All Energy Assistance appointments will be conducted by phone until further notice.
How to Apply for WHEAP Energy Assistance:
View the complete program details at:
A new online application is available at: https://energybenefit.wi.gov/
For more information, call Brown County Health & Human Services at (920) 448-6460.