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Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations.

Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.

For general information, please visit the Home Energy+ website.

How to Apply

Your household may be eligible for Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) services based on a number of factors. However, if the gross income for your household is less than the amount shown on the following chart, you might be eligible to receive assistance. Households must complete a Home Energy Plus application through the local WHEAP agency.

2014-2015 Income Guidelines

Household Size One Month Three Months One Year
1 $2,096.00 $6,288.00 $25,151.00
2 $2,741.00 $8,223.00 $32,890.00
3 $3,386.00 $10,157.00 $40,628.00
4 $4,031.00 $12,092.00 $48,367.00
5 $4,676.00 $14,027.00 $56,106.00
6 $5,320.00 $15,961.00 $63,844.00
7 $5,441.00 $16,324.00 $65,295.00
8 $5,562.00 $16,687.00 $66,746.00

Applications will be accepted in various formats:

Paper Applications are available Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm at the following locations:

Wood County Courthouse
400 Market Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Marshfield City Hall
630 South Central Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449

Wood County Human Services
220 3rd Ave South, Suite 4
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

You may also request an application to be mailed to you.

Please contact:

Wood County Human Services
220 3rd Avenue S, Suite 4
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495


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Energy Assistance Outreach Schedule

Wood County Energy Assistance will be taking applications at the following locations.

Please note Energy Assistance staff can only take 50 applications at each session.

Wisconsin Rapids - Centralia Center
Wood County Energy Assistance
Starting Applications at 8:30 AM
  • October 9, 2014
  • October 15, 2014
  • October 23, 2014
  • November 6, 2014
  • November 13, 2014
  • November 20, 2014
Marshfield - City Hall Basement
Starting Applications at 9:00 AM
  • October 7, 2014
  • October 14, 2014
  • October 21, 2014
  • November 4, 2014
  • November 11, 2014
  • November 18, 2014

These will be the last Outreach dates for this heating season. Please watch for new outreach dates later this year. If you have any other questions please call 715-421-8659.

Applicants must provide the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Current fuel and Electric Bill
  • Proof of income received in the past three months prior to application (this includes proof of wages, Social Security, Proof of SSI, Proof of Self Employment (last year’s taxes), Child Support paid and received, and proof of dividends or interest for the past 12 months).

WHEAP 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.

For additional information please call 715-421-8690.