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LIHEAP provides energy assistance to eligible low-income households

If you need assistance paying your utility bill this winter, you might qualify for energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Federally funded and administered by the N.D. Department of Human Services and county social services, LIHEAP provides the following services for eligible individuals and families:

• heating assistance

• making your home energy efficient

• furnace and chimney cleaning

• emergency assistance

• furnace replacements

• minor repairs, and

• energy cost reduction devices


To date, more than 12,600 low-income households in North Dakota are participating in the state program. Shari Vetter, billing coordinator for Capital Electric Cooperative, says a number of co-op members utilize the program.

Applications are accepted from October through May of each heating season. For information related to application for benefits, program eligibility or an existing case, contact your local County Social Services office. There is no cost to apply, but consumers will have to pay a percentage of some services based on their income.


To read more about the LIHEAP program, view frequently asked questions

and apply for energy assistance, visit and click on “Services and Help,” “Public Assistance” and the “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.” To ask questions about the LIHEAP program, call 701-328-2065 or email


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