Energy Assistance Information

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The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance (WHEAP) program assists households by lowering the cost of their energy bills. If you quality for WHEAP, you also qualify for the State of Wisconsin’s Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization). Read more about these program here.

Energy Assistance
You may qualify for energy assistance through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance (WHEAP) program if your gross income for the last month is less than the amount shown below for your family size. These numbers are decided at the federal level and updated prior to every new assistance season, which runs from October 1st–May 15th.

For the 2023-2024 season:

Household Size One Month Income
1 $2,820.67
2 $3,688.58
3 $4,556.50
4 $5,424.50
5 $6,292.42
6 $7,160.33
7 $7,323.00
8 $7,485.75


To apply, schedule an appointment with Energy Services, Inc. (ESI) call 1-800-506-5596 or complete the online application at application will take 4 to 6 weeks to be processed. If approved, you will receive a credit on your MPU bill. Partners for Community Development also processes energy assistance applications. They can be reached at 833-646-0823 or at

If you are having trouble paying your bills, contact Manitowoc Public Utilities at 920-683-4600.

View our Energy Assistance & Weatherization brochure.

What else should I know about WHEAP?

  • Assistance is a one-time yearly benefit payment.
  • You do not have to pay the money back.
  • It is not intended to cover the entire cost of heating your home.
  • Your heating assistance benefit may be sent directly to your fuel supplier.
  • Electric Assistance (Non-Heating) helps eligible households pay a portion of non-heating electric energy costs.
  • Crisis Assistance aids households that have no heat, have received a disconnect notice from their heating fuel dealer, or are nearly out of heating fuel and do not have a way to pay for their heating needs. Proactive non-emergency assistance is also available through the entire year to avoid future emergencies.
Weatherization Assistance

The State of Wisconsin’s Weatherization Assistance Program (Weatherization) helps homeowners and renters reduce energy consumption while increasing the comfort of their homes and lowering utility bills. If you have qualified for the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) within the past year you may also be eligible to receive Weatherization services. Weatherization services are provided at no cost to qualifying households. The services offered vary with each home depending on factors such as when the home was built and its condition.

Some of the Weatherization measures may include:

  • Insulation of attic, walls, and floors
  • Replacement water heater
  • Installation of energy efficient lighting
  • Reduction in air leakage
  • Repairs to or replacement of heating system
  • Replacement refrigerator and/or deep freezer
  • A health and safety inspection
  • Information about maintenance and energy conservation services

Partners for Community Development, Inc. is the agency that provides Weatherization measures for customers of Manitowoc Public Utilities. If you are interested in learning more or would like to see if you qualify for the program, please contact Partners for Community Development, Inc. at 920.459.2780 or visit their website at Links to informative brochures can be accessed below:

Weatherization Application
Weatherization Brochure
About Partners for Community Development, Inc.


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