Vilas County Courthouse
330 Court Street
Eagle River, WI 54521
8am - 4pm M-F
Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program-WHEAPWisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating, electric, and energy crisis situations. To apply for energy assistance call 715-479-3668 to schedule an appointment.
WHEAP is a one-time payment each heating season (October 1 to May 15). It is intended to help pay a portion of heating costs, not the total annual heating cost. The amount of the heating assistance benefit varies according to household size, income level, and household heating costs. WHEAP payments are sent directly to the fuel supplier.
Public Benefits (electric) Assistance is available to households that qualify, for a one-time payment per heating season, for electric costs. Electric payments will be sent directly to your electric provider.
Crisis Assitance is available the entire heating season from October 1st to September 30th, subject to the availability of crisis funds. It is avialable on a first come first serve basis. Emergency Crisis Assistance is for households without heat or nearly out of heating fuel and no way to pay for heating needs.
Proactive Crisis Assistance is for households that have been disconnected, have received a disconnection notice, or have a large balance due that they need help catching up on.
Furnace repair or replacement is available for qualifying households who own their homes and a small number of rental units. These services are subject to funds available through the Weatherization Agency. Households should contact Vilas County Social Services at 715-479-3668, prior to having any furnace repair work done.
Weatherization helps homeowners and renters reduce energy use. Depending on the results of a home energy audit, homes may receive one or more of the following energy efficiency measures: insulation, sealing air leaks, heating systems update, and energy saving products.
To Apply for Benefits
Contact Vilas County Social Services at 715-479-3668 to schedule an interview.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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