GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin low-income residents who are
worried about affording their winter energy bills can apply to a
federally funded program that helps cover utility costs.
     The program is administered through the Wisconsin Home Energy
Assistance Program. It helps cover items such as heating and
electricity bills and emergency furnace repair.
     People who meet income requirements can get a portion of their
home energy bills paid.
     To qualify, someone in a single-person household would have to
earn less than $24,320 per year. For a family of four, total annual
income would have to be under about $47,000.
     Wisconsin Public Service encourages elderly, disabled and
low-income customers to apply. The program runs from Oct. 1 through
May 15.
     People seeking more information can call 1-866-HEAT-WIS
(866-432-8947) or log on at www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov .