Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) assists eligible households with their heating and electric bills. It is funded by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the ​​​Public Benefits (PB) program.

The two basic parts of energy assistance are regular benefits and crisis assistance. In addition, a furnace services program is operated under WHEAP.

​WHEAP benefits are not guaranteed to eligible households. When funds have been exhausted for a program year, there are no benefits issued to households regardless of eligibility.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance​ Program (LIHEAP) is funded by the federal government and ​​​focuses primarily on heating assistance for low-income households.

Public Benefits

The Public Benefits (PB) program is funded by fees collected by electric utilities and provides benefits for non-heating electric use. It was created in 1999 as a part of Wisconsin's biennial budget bill and operates a low-income fund into which electric providers in the state contribute an amount primarily generated by a fee added to customers’ electric bills. The money in this fund is divided between the energy assistance program and the Weatherization Assistance Program.

The law that established the PB program permits cooperative and municipal utilities to operate a Commitment to Community Program instead of participating in the state PB fund. Customers of utilities choosing to operate a Commitment to Community Program are not eligible for benefits from the state’s PB programs (under energy assistance or Weatherization).​

INCOME GUIDELINES FOR THE 2022-2023 HOME ​ENERGY PLUS PROGRAM YEAR (10/01/2022 through 9/30/2023​)

60 PERCENT OF STATE MEDIAN INCOME GUIDELINES

​HOUSEH​OLD SIZE
​ONE MONTH INCOME
​ANNUAL INCOME
​1
$ 2,675.25$32,103
​2
$ 3,498.42$41,981
​3
$ 4,321.58 $51,859
​4
$ 5,144.83
$61,738
​5
$ 5,968.00 $71,616
​​​6
$ 6,791.17
$81,494
7
$ 6,945.50 $83,346
​​8
$ 7,099.83
$85,198

​​​​​Application Forms​​

Home Energy Plus Application Form ​(English) (Spanish) (Hmong)​​​​

Home Energy Plus Cer​tification Page (English)​ (Spanish) (Hmong)​​​​

Brochures & Checklists

Home Energy Plus Brochure (English)(Spanish)(Hmong)​​​

Home Energy Plus Applicant Checklist (English) (Spanish) (Hmong)​
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​Outreach Posters​

Contact the Help Desk at heat@wisconsin.gov

Low Income Energy Advisory Committee

LIEAC Members

LIEAC Purpose and Description​​

Annual Reports​

Home Energy Plus Public Benefits Annual Report_State Fiscal Year 2022​​

Forms

​Authorization of Representation - Affidavit of Agent Form(English) (Spanish) (Hmong)​​

Self-generated Income Report Form (S-GIRF) 12-month(English)​(Spanish)(Hmong)​​

​Zero Income Form (ZIF) (Engl​ish) (Spanish) ​(Hmong)​​

General Information

Program Year 2023 WHEAP Manual

Program Year 2023 WHEAP Benefits Extraction Schedule

LIHEAP Informational Video

LIHEAP Informational Video 2




HE+ System ​(secured)
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Pla​nning Information

Federal Fiscal Year 2023 LIHEAP Plan

Agency Quality Assurance Tools​

General and Furnace Quality Assurance Tools are available on the Home Energy Plus Training and Technical Assistance (HE+ TTA) site

Training

WHEAP Training Modules are available on the Home Energy Plus Training and Technical Assistance (HE+ TTA) site​

​Vendor Information

WHEAP Vendor Agreement - Contact the Help Desk at heat@wisconsin.gov​

WHEAP Vendor Refund Policy