Description: Provides energy assistance on a year-round basis to families in crisis. Funds are used for natural gas, fuel oil, propane, electricity, furnace checkups and, in the Twin Cities area, furnace repairs.

Who is Eligible: You must live in a participating utility's service area. You must have an income level at or below 50 percent of the state median income (one person $22,694). There must be an emergency that has caused the bill not to be paid.

Application Process: This is a last resort service and assistance is given only once every 12 months. You must have a disconnection notice. It is determined by need and if there is funding. Contact Information:

Contact 651-746-3400 to begin the application through the Salvation Army