How do the different energy assistance programs vary? Each subprogram within the Energy Assistance Program is funded differently, so eligibility rules and the amount of assistance may vary. Please refer to the specific programs for detailed information.How much will SNAP pay?The amount is based on:
- the rules of the program(s) for which your household qualifies
- your household income, size and type
- the type of heat you have and your 12-month heating costs (electric, gas, wood, propane or oil)
- Last winter was warmer than usual, so your heat usage was lower.
- You improved your energy conservation efforts, so your heat usage was lower.
- There are fewer people living in your home.
- Your household income has increased