West CAP accepting applications for energy assistance

West CAP once again has funds available for low to moderate income households in western Wisconsin who need assistance with heating costs, electric costs, or are facing energy crisis situations this heating season. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) is administered by the State of Wisconsin Home Energy Plus Program and aims to help qualified Wisconsin residents with a one-time payment during the heating season, Oct. 1, 2022 – May 15, 2023.

Families living in Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix, Burnett, or Washburn counties may contact West CAP to apply. Eligibility criteria and application forms are available online at https://westcap. org/services/energy-assistance/ or by calling West CAP at (715) 598-4750. Email [email protected] with questions about any of our programs or services. For those outside of these counties, call toll free 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947) or visit

Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify. The amount of the assistance bene- fit varies depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s size, income, and energy costs. In most cases the assistance benefit is paid directly to the household en ergy supplier.

West CAP is proud of its history as an innovative, forward-thinking organization. Established in 1965, West CAP was one of the first community action agencies estab lished in Wisconsin. Since then, West CAP has worked to promote the self-suciency of low-income families in the rural communities of west central Wisconsin by providing food access, housing assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, adult education, advocacy, and more. Contact West CAP by calling (715) 598-4750 or visit to learn more. West CAP, Inc is an equal opportunity provider.

September 20, 2022