Where to turn for propane help

A worker fills a propane tank on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.
A worker fills a propane tank on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

Are you having trouble heating your home during the propane shortage? Here’s where to turn:

If you need emergency heating assistance, you can contact your local county or tribal office. Click here to find out where to apply.

You can also call Wisconsin’s Home Energy Assistance Program at 1-866-432-8947 or the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund at 1-800-891-9276.

In addition, crisis benefits are also available as part of the $8.5 million released by the state Division of Energy. Crisis benefits include financial assistance to purchase home heating fuel, help in locating fuel providers and temporary lodging. The Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund has agreed to temporarily allow an increase in income limit for propane households; to be eligible, gross household income must be 80% or less of the state median income level. Households can also potentially receive an increased maximum benefit of $600, and potentially receive two benefit payments per year.

blog comments powered by Disqus