December 2022 E-news

December 2022 E-News

We Wish Everyone Good Health This Holiday Season!

EPNI December Calendar

There are no calendar events this month, join us in January as we celebrate the New Year!


Need help with your heating bills?

Find out how the State of MN can help here.

If you or someone you know is struggling to pay their home heating bill during these colder months, The Energy Assistance Program helps pay for home heating and water costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.

What is the Energy Assistance Program

  • The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) is a federally funded
  • Grants are paid directly to your energy provider, or utility company, for your bill.
  • Grants range from $300 - $2,000
  • Grants are available to renters and homeowners.
  • Grants are based on energy cost, household size, and income.
  • Grants may be given to households with income at or below 60 percent of the state median income.

How can they help?

  • Payment of energy bills.
  • Payment of water/wastewater bills.
  • Help with utility disconnection or fuel deliveries.
  • Education on efficient and safe use of energy.
  • Advocacy with energy suppliers and human service providers.
  • Repair or replacement of homeowners' broken heating systems.

To Learn more& Apply please visit:


Do you need help with your rent or your mortgage? Here are some links that may be helpful to you!



MPLS Downtown Holiday Festivities



2022 Holidazzle dates:
Fridays through Sundays, November 25-December 18

Friday, November 25-Sunday, November 27

Friday, December 2-Sunday, December 4

Friday, December 9-Sunday, December 11

Friday, December 16-Sunday, December 18


Fridays from 5 p.m.  9 p.m.
Saturdays from 12 p.m.  9 p.m. | Sundays from 12 p.m.  6 p.m.


*** Plan your trip to Holidazzle! Park at Mpls College or at the Mpls Sculpture Garden for a $5 or less flat rate. On Saturdays from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm, a shuttle will be available to and from the Mpls Sculpture Garden and Holidazzle. Metro Transit is offering Free Ride Passes on Saturdays. Click here to learn more about Mpls College and Mpls Sculpture Garden parking information or to print or download your Metro Transit Saturday Free Ride Pass. ***


Interested in seeing the best Holiday lights in the area? Click here or here!

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Join us for a festive community event where the whole family can give back — shop for someone in need, participate in a quick volunteer activity, and learn a little bit about Catholic Charities!

Mall of America, Macy’s Court
December 17 & 18, 2022

Find out more information on what to donate please click here!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Hennepin Healthcareaeon

More Ways to Get Connected!


On behalf of the EPNI Board and staff we want to wish all of the community a very happy holiday season! Stay warm and safe!