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Minnesota Power is pleased to offer the CARE program, which offers income-qualified households a discount on monthly electric bills. The CARE program is administered by the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) on behalf of Minnesota Power.

If you are LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)-qualified, you are eligible for the CARE program electric bill discount!

Follow these steps to start saving money on your electric bill:

  1. Complete your LIHEAP application with your local energy assistance provider.
  2. Complete the CARE program application. *Note: For best results use Internet Explorer as your web browser when filling out the application.
  3. Submit your completed CARE program application to CARE@aeoa.org.

Once enrolled, you will remain enrolled until you are no longer LIHEAP-qualified.” Therefore, reapply for LIHEAP with your local energy assistance provider every year.

What You Will Pay:

This chart shows your estimated monthly billing amounts and savings under the CARE program.

CARE Monthly Billing Amounts chart

* Estimated monthly billing amounts include all items on bills (e.g., fuel adjustment, cost recovery rider adjustments, etc.) municipal franchise fees.

The forms may be completed online (link above), over the phone by calling AEOA at 218-748-7309 or 1-800-662-5711, ext. 7309, or in person at a local AEOA Agency Office.

AEOA Central Office
702 3rd Ave S
Virginia, MN 55792

Income Requirements


Maximum Eligible Income for Program Dates
10-01-2016 to 09-30-2017
Heating Assistance


Household Size Annual 3-Month
1 $24,541 $6,135
2 $32,092 $8,023
3 $39,643 $9,910
4 $47,194 $11,798
5 $54,745 $13,686
6 $62,296 $15,574
7 $63,712 $15,928
8 $65,128 $16,282
9 $66,544 $16,636
10 $67,959 $16,989
11 $69,375 $17,343
12 $70,791 $17,697
13 $72,207 $18,051
14 $72,435 $18,405
15* $77,011 $19,252
16* $81,587 $20,396
17* $86,163 $21,540
18* $90,739 $22,684
19* $95,315 $23,828
20* $99,891 $24,972

Based on 50% of State Median Income or *110% of Federal Poverty, whichever is greater

Other Information

  • Stay Warm Minnesota
  • Energy Assistance Hotline (1-800-657-3710)
  • First Call for Help at United Way (simply dial 211)

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