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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) 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 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 Monthly Income
1 $32,475 $2,706
2 $42,467 $3,539
3 $52,460 $4,372
4 $62,452 $5,204
5 $72,444 $6,037
6 $82,437 $6,870
7 $84,310 $7,026
8 $86,184 $7,182
9 $88,057 $7,338
10 $89,931 $7,494
11 $91,804 $7,650
12 $93,678 $7,807

(Income limits effective Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022)

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

  • APPLY Locally or by Mail: 1) Complete the fillable Energy Assistance Application, 2) print and sign it, and 3) return it to your local human service zone office in person or by mail. IMPORTANT: You must have the ability to print in order to use this option.
  • Applications are accepted between Oct. 1 through May 31.

Additional LIHEAP Information

Frequently Asked Questions about LIHEAP
BROCHURE: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
CLIENT FACT SHEET: Beginning Oct. 1, 2021, You can apply for LIHEAP online
Policy manuals and reports


For information about all public assistance programs, view the Application for Assistance Guidebook - Contains IMPORTANT information about programs and client rights.

To see if you qualify, visit the Application for Assistance information page or contact your local human service zone office.

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 human service zone office.

Hyperlink Button to submit onine appeal request Click this button to submit an APPEAL REQUEST online (to appeal a decision about your LIHEAP application or case)



For more information on program benefits and eligibility, contact your local human service zone 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, 711 (TTY)

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