The US Department of Health and Human Services allocated $167,346,852 of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding to Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program. This funding can be used for the remainder of this program year (2021) and next program year (2022). This will allow payments for next program year to begin on October 1, 2021.
In addition, Commerce anticipates Minnesota will receive its typical annual allocation for program year 2022 this fall. For additional details, see the MN Energy Assistance Program.