The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides and oversees the federally funded Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), both of which can be used to help pay utility and heating bills. The Wisconsin LIHEAP program and its related services help over 100,000 Wisconsin households per year. In addition to regular electric and heating assistance, specialized services provided include:
Services are provided to Wisconsin residents locally through:
The Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WisWAP) uses energy conservation techniques to lower the homeowners heating bills and utility bills.
They will also provide assistance with correcting safety and health hazards and potentially life-threatening conditions, which is the first consideration in any WAP activities.
Focus On Energy - Is a public-private partnership that assists Wisconsin families with acquiring and installing energy efficient upgrades to their homes.
Cedarburg Light & Water Utility - Offers a utility bill assistance program
Jefferson Utilities, Sun Prairie Water & Light - Both of these utility companies provide aid in the form of a Home weatherization Program, Energy Assistance Program, and also an emergency Refrigerator Repair and Replacement Program.
Manitowoc Public Utilities - This company offers two assistance programs. The Commitment to Community Program provides heating assistance and energy bill credits. They also have their own Weatherization Assistance service that provides a free energy audit and energy saving improvements.
Menasha Utilities - Offers an Energy Assistance Program, Free Home Weatherization, and also Refrigerator Replacement assistance. Learn more.
New Holstein Utilities, New Richmond Utilities, Plymouth Utilities, Waupun Utilities - All of the utility and gas companies offer utility bill saving programs as well as ways to lower your heating and utility bills. They will also provide credits on past unpaid utility bills.
Richland Community Co-op, St Croix Electric - The Commitment to Community provides lower income Wisconsin families with credits on their utility and heating bills. They also offer additional energy saving programs, as well as weatherization services. For example, additional insulation, caulking, and other services.
Alliant Energy - The Hometown Care Energy Fund will assist Wisconsin families with paying heating bills. They also offer payment plans. Click here.
Madison Gas and Electric - Their program is the Energy Fund, and it help families in need with a variety of bills. Including medical bills, heating bills, utilities, and other aid. Find additional Madison Gas assistance programs.
Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative, Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative, Oakdale Electric Cooperative, Scenic Rivers Energy Cooperative - All of these companies offer Operation Roundup. This is an assistance program of last resort, and will help families pay many types of bills, including utility, heating, medical, and even help pay for groceries.
Menasha Utilities - The Project Share Fund helps Wisconsin families facing an emergency crisis.
River Falls Municipal Utilities - Helping Hand assists customers that have an unpaid utility bill bring it current. Read more.
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