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Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Vernon County WHEAP Changes

The WHEAP program provides help with different types of energy assistance during the heating season. This program is based on income and other qualifications.
(WHEAP) is provided via federal grant funding to households based on household size, income level, and heating costs. 


Heating Assistance - Is a one-time payment during the heating season (October 1-May 15). The funding pays a portion of the heating costs, but the payment is not intended to cover the entire cost of heating a residence. The amount of the energy assistance benefit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income, and energy costs.  In most cases the energy assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier.

Electric Assistance - This is a one-time benefit payment during the heating season (October 1-May 15) base on qualifications of program.  The funding pays a portion of the household’s electrical, but is not intended to cover the entire cost of the non-heating costs.
In most cases the non-heating assistance benefit is paid directly to the household energy supplier.

Crisis Assistance - A household may be eligible for crisis assistance if you have no heat, have received a disconnect notice from the heating vendor, or are nearly out of fuel and do not have the money to purchase more. WHEAP crisis assistance provides both emergency and proactive services.

Furnace Assistance - may provide services to eligible home owners if the furnace or boiler stops operating during the heating season including payment for repairs, or in some situations total replacement of a non-operating furnace or boiler. 

For more information on WHEAP program visit:  http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov


To Apply For Assistance Contact
Vernon County Department of Human Services
 

608-637-5210
318 Fairlane Dr
Suite 100
Viroqua WI,  54665