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Energy Assistance Program offering more funds to help residents with energy bills in March

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – More help is coming for people using energy assistance in Milwaukee County.

County Executive Chris Abele announced $1 million will be distributed to those who apply for energy assistance in March.

To qualify for this proactive crisis assistance, customers must have made a minimum of two separate monthly payments since October 1, 2017 and must be an eligible resident that has completed an application during March. This financial incentive aims to assist Milwaukee residents in setting up a payment plan and eliminate the threat of disconnection in summer months. This offer is not available to oil, propane or heat-included customers.

Qualified residents can apply early for these funds during the “March Meter Madness” kickoff event. The event will take place on February 28 at the Energy Assistance location at 6918 W Brown Deer Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature V100.7 personality Reggie Brown.

After this promotion ends, qualified residents can still apply for Energy Assistance any time before May 15, 2018. Residents can schedule these appointments by calling 414-270-4-MKE or going online to www.energyassistancemke.org. Appointments can be scheduled for any convenient Energy Assistance location:

  • Northwest - 4906 W Fond du Lac Avenue (Fond du lac and Capitol)
  • North - 6918 W Brown Deer Road
  • Downtown - 728 N James Lovell Street (7th and Wisconsin)
  • West Allis - 6761 W Greenfield Ave
  • Southeast - 2701 S Chase Ave (between Lincoln and Oklahoma)
  • South - 5663 S 27th Street

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as WHEAP is a state program that is administered in Milwaukee County by DHHS. It provides a one-time payment for eligible residents, covering a portion of their energy costs.

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