North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that you can apply for help with your heating bills until May 31, 2024, through a program called LIHEAP, which stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.
LIHEAP is a program that gets money from the federal government and gives it to people in North Dakota who need help paying for heat in their homes. How much help you get depends on things like how many people live with you, how much money your whole family makes, and what kind of heating you use.
If you own your home or rent one, you can ask for help. But if you live in a place where you pay less rent because they already help with heating, you can't get help from LIHEAP.
Besides money for heating, LIHEAP can also help you:
- Make your home better at keeping the heat in, like adding insulation or sealing doors and windows.
- Fix or replace your furnace.
- Check and clean your chimney.
Extra help may be available when you need it. This could be for things like paying part of your fuel bill, getting a new furnace if yours is broken, or keeping your heat from being turned off. They might also give you temporary heating or cooling devices.
For more information, go to Application window for heating assistance is now open for North Dakotans | Health and Human Services North Dakota.