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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps eligible low-income families with home heating costs.

The program partially pays the cost of natural gas, electricity, propane, fuel oil, coal, wood, or other fuel sources.

The program also covers:

  • Weatherization services (insulation, weather stripping around doors and windows, etc.)
  • Furnace cleaning, repair, and replacement
  • Chimney cleaning and inspection
  • Emergency assistance

Who Qualifies

Eligibility is based on a household's income and assets to ensure help goes to those most in need.

A household’s income must be at or below 60 percent of North Dakota’s median income and within these limits.

Household Size Income

1

$26,885
2 $35,157
3 $43,430
4 $51,702
5 $59,974
6 $68,247
7 $69,798
8 $71,349
9 $72,900
10 $74,451
11 $76,002
12 $77,553

(Income limits effective Oct. 1, 2014 to Sept. 30, 2015)

Both homeowner and renter households are eligible for the program. Individual tribal LIHEAP programs serve tribal members living on reservations in the state.

How to Apply

Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions
Brochure
Policy manuals and reports

Other programs are also available including Child Care Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. To see if you qualify, complete an Application for Assistance online or contact your local county social service office. (NOTE: This application should not be used to apply for energy assistance, but can be used for other assistance programs handled by the department.)

Cooling Assistance

Cooling assistance is also available for individuals with certain medical conditions who qualify for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The program can help with:

  • Buying and installing an air conditioning unit
  • Repairing an air conditioning unit
  • Buying oscillating or window fans

Work is completed by a Community Action agency located in the state’s eight largest cities.

How to Apply

  • A signed statement is required from a medical professional (physician, physician’s assistance, nurse practitioner, or public health nurse) verifying a medical condition and the need for a cooled living space.
  • Contact your local county social service office.

Finding Other Help

To find out if you may qualify for other state and federal programs, visit:

NOTE: To determine if you qualify for public assistance programs in North Dakota, you must apply and follow North Dakota's application process. Contact your local County Social Service Office.

Contact

For more information on program benefits and eligibility, contact your local county social service office or direct your questions to the department.

Economic Assistance Policy Division
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Phone: (701) 328-2332
Toll Free: (800) 755-2716
ND Relay TTY: (800) 366-6888
dhseap@nd.gov

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