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Assistance Information

Minnesota counties: 
Aitkin, Carlton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine:
Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, and Morrison:

Wisconsin counties:

Additional state information:

Help is also available for veterans.

Military Rule
According to Minnesota law, a utility may not disconnect the service of a residential customer if a member of the household has been issued orders into active duty, for deployment, or for a permanent change in duty station during the period of active duty, deployment, or change in duty station. View qualification requirements.

For more information regarding assistance for utility bills or to make payment arrangements,
call ECE at 1-800-254-7944.

PANDEMIC ASSISTANCE (First come, first served so act TODAY!)

Minnesota COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program
The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program provides housing assistance payments to help prevent eviction, prevent homelessness, and maintain housing stability for eligible renters and homeowners. Check with your county on the availability of funds. Learn more.

Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program
The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program assists eligible renters who have had a significant loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent. Learn more.

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