Energy Assistance

he Energy Services Bureau oversees the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).  This includes the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and other related programs.

WHEAP and its related services help over 100,000 Wisconsin households annually.  In addition to regular heating assistance, specialized services include:

  • Proactive copayment plans
  • Emergency fuel assistance
  • Counseling for energy conservation and energy budgets
  • Targeted outreach services
  • Emergency furnace repair and replacement

Services are provided locally through Brown County Social Services, tribal governments, and private non-profit or other governmental agencies.

Apply for Energy Assistance in Brown County

Call Brown County Economic Support at (920) 448-6460, Option 1, or email them at BCHSEA@co.brown.wi.us.

Eligibility for Energy Assistance

Households with income at or below 60% of the State Median Income limits may be eligible for assistance.

–Income Guidelines for the 2012-2013 WHEAP Heating Season–

Household Size

One Month

Three Month

Annual Income

1

$2,024

$  6,071

$24,282

2

2,646

7,939

31,754

3

3,269

9,806

39,225

4

3,891

11,674

46,697

5

4,514

13,542

54,169

6

5,137

15,410

61,640

7

5,253

15,760

63,041

8

5,370

16,111

64,442

Many households with income from farms, offices, factories, and other work places receive WHEAP assistance.  Please see the Brown County WHEAP website for more information.