Social & Family Services

Energy Assistance Program (EAP)

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) is available to help low and moderate income households with heating and electric expenses. WHEAP is a one-time benefit payment for each heating season beginning October 1 and ending May 15. The benefit is intended to help pay a portion of the heating costs and is not intended to cover the entire annual cost of the home heating bill. The amount of the heating assistance benefit depends on the household size, income level and household heating costs.

If you are eligible for heating assistance, you may also qualify for crisis assistance and the furnace repair or replacement program. Please call 715-682-7127 during our regular office hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m. If you have a no-heat/furnace emergency after hours or on weekends, please call the Ashland County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch at 715-682-7023 opt. 1.

To inquire via email, send to

**The WHEAP program is administered by the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration**

Click Here for information on the 2022-23 WHEAP Season
Click Here for the Home Energy Plus Application
For additional information on the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program, Click Here.

The Bad River Energy Assistance Program is administered by the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration.