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Posted on: October 5, 2020

CARES funding is available for Saint Peter Residents

The City of Saint Peter created a residential utility bill assistance program through Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC), to help City utility customers with utility bills using CARES funds.

  • Households must be income eligible for Energy Assistance Program (EAP) which is 50% of the State Median income which will be verified through submission of three month's income and making sure the applicant completes an EAP 2020-2021 application. EAP 2020 recipients will receive a 2021 application by mail shortly and new applicants will be able to request one.
  • Households must not have other resources available to resolve the crisis/shut off situation. MVAC does not anticipate having EAP 2021 funds until mid-October or later. 
  • Households must have been impacted by COVID-19 as evidenced by the execution of a COVID-19 Certification.
  • MVAC will contact the City to confirm that the household/customer is in an emergency situation (disconnected, limiting meter installed, shut off pending) and how much is past due on the bill. If the customer qualifies, a portion of the City's CARES money (the $50,000) will be forwarded from MVAC to the City for payment of the utility bill. 
  • The utility customer will be notified by MVAC regarding how much was paid on the outstanding bill.
  • Please contact MVAC at 507-934-5224 for additional information or to apply.


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