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Minnesota’s Gas Affordability Program

Minnesota’s Gas Affordability Program

Would You Like To Manage Your Monthly Gas Bills And Pay Past-due Balances?

Great Plains Natural Gas Co. offers its Minnesota customers a Gas Affordability Program (GAP) that helps qualified customers manage their monthly gas heating bills and pay past-due balances.

To qualify for the program, you must have received a Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grant for the current heating season. To apply for LIHEAP, please refer to the contact information listed in this document.

GAP offers qualifying customers two types of credit:

  • Monthly Affordability Credit for current natural gas charges:

Your monthly natural gas charges will be averaged for the year. You will receive a monthly credit so your annual gas bill will not be more than 4 percent of your household income.

  • Matching GAP Installment Credit for past-due natural gas charges:

Great Plains will set up a GAP Installment Plan to help you pay off your past-due bill over a period of up to 24 months. Each month you pay your GAP installment amount, a matching GAP credit will be applied to your account. If you make your payment each month, you will be paying for only one-half of your past-due balance.

To learn more about the GAP or to apply for the program, contact The Salvation Army or visit our website at GAP applications are also available from any of the Energy Assistance offices serving Great Plains’ customers.

Great Plains Natural Gas Co. 877-267-4764
The Salvation Army 1-888-733-8033

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Great Plains is committed to assisting our customers. We want you to know that funds are available for those who need help with their heating bills this winter season. Please contact the Energy Assistance office in your area to receive an application for heating assistance, or for any questions that you have regarding applying for heating assistance. GAP applications are also available from any of the Energy Assistance offices serving Great Plains’ customers.Energy Assistance Weatherization and Conservation Providers
AgencyCommunities Served
West Central MN Communities Action, Inc.Breckenridge
c/o Energy Assistance 
411 Industrial Park Blvd., Elbow Lake, MN 56531 
1-800-492-4805 or 218-685-4486 
Prairie Five Community Action CouncilBoyd
c/o Energy AssistanceClarkfield
719 N. Seventh Ave., Suite 302Dawson
P.O. Box 159, Montevideo, MN 56265Echo
1-800-292-5437 or 320-269-6578Granite Falls
Wood Lake
United Community Action Partnership, Inc.Belview
c/o Energy AssistanceMarshall
1400 S. Saratoga St., Marshall, MN 56258Redwood
1-800-658-2448 or 507-537-1416Renville
Sacred Heart
Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, Inc.Fergus Falls
128 W. Cavour Ave., Fergus Falls, MN 56537Pelican Rapids
Tri-Valley Opportunity CouncilCrookston
c/o Energy Assistance 
102 N. Broadway 
P.O. Box 607, Crookston, MN 56716 
1-800-584-7020 or 218-281-5832 

For assistance, contact Great Plains Natural Gas Co. 877-267-4764 or The Salvation Army 1-888-733-8033

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