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Program offers heating assistance

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

The program covers:
HEATING: LIHEAP can pay for a portion of electricity or fuel used to heat your home during the months your household is eligible between Oct. 1 and May 31 during a particular heating season.

WEATHERIZATION SERVICES: The weatherization program helps low-income people make their homes and apartments energy-efficient with insulation, weather stripping around doors and windows or other measures.

FURNACE AND CHIMNEY CLEANING: If you are eligible for LIHEAP, the program can pay up to $250 for the furnace cleaning and tuning ($275 for fuel oil furnace cleaning and tuning) and/or $150 for the chimney cleaning.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Applications are taken all year. Contact your local human service zone office. LIHEAP funds are available when there is a home energy emergency that may threaten the life of your family. Households in need of emergency assistance are encouraged to submit requests before a shut off or other emergency has occurred.

Who qualifies:
Eligibility is based on a household’s income to ensure help goes to those most in need. 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:
You can contact your local human service zone office (formerly called county social services) and request that an application be mailed to you, or you can complete the fillable energy assistance
application online at www.nd.gov/dhs/services/financialhelp/energyassist.html and return it to your local human service zone office.

Applications are accepted between Oct. 1 through May 31.

For more information on program benefits and eligibility, contact your local human service zone office.

North Star Human Service Zone
Burke County:  701.377.2313
Divide County:  701.965.6521
Renville County:  701.756.6374
Williams County:  701.774.6300

Ward County Human Service Zone
Ward County:  701.852.3552

Mountrail McKenzie Human Service Zone
Mountrail County:  701.628.2925

 

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