La Crosse County, Wisconsin

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Energy Assistance

To apply for energy assistance call 608-784-4357 to schedule an appointment.

WHEAP provides assistance for heating cost, electric cost, and energy crisis situations.

Heating Assistance – is a one-time payment each heating season (October 1 through May 15). It is intended to help pay a portion of heating costs and is not intended to pay the total annual heating cost. The amount of the heating assistance benefit varies according to household size, income level and household heating costs. For most households, the Heating Assistance payment will be sent directly to the fuel supplier. Electric Assistance

Electric Assistance (Non-Heating) – Many households will be eligible to receive a payment for non-heating electric costs through funding provided by the State’s Public Benefits Program. For most households, the non-heating electric payment will be sent directly to your electric provider.

Crisis Assistance – can provide emergency and non-emergency services. Households without heat, with a disconnect notice, or nearly out of heating fuel with no way to pay for heating needs, may be eligible for Emergency Crisis Assistance. Crisis Assistance is available on a first come first serve basis starting October 1st and ending May 15th.



Furnace repair or replacement – is available to qualifying households who own their homes. Households should contact La Crosse County Human Services – Economic Support prior to having any work done.Weatherization


Weatherization – helps homeowners and renters reduce energy use while increasing comfort in their homes. Depending on the results of a home energy audit, homes may receive one or more of the following energy efficiency measures: insulation, sealing air leaks, heating systems update and energy saving products.

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