Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


Image of a mother and child reading a bookThe Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible families with home heating and weatherization 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

Apply for LIHEAP

LIHEAP applications for the new heating season (Oct. 2022 - May 2023) will be accepted starting October 1.

The last day to apply for the heating season is May 31, 2023 during business hours.


Need help applying? A Community Options outreach worker can come to you and help with the LIHEAP application process. Call Community Options at 1-800-823-2417 for assistance.

Click here for an application checklist.


Additional LIHEAP Services

If you are approved for this heating season (Oct. 2022 - May 2023) you may also get help with the following (click each topic to learn more):

Furnace Help

Want your furnace cleaned? Contact your human service zone office to let them know who you would like to provide this service. If you are unsure which vendor you would like to use, the county can give you a list of vendors in your area.

Having furnace issues? Take your LIHEAP approval notice and contact Community Action Partnership (CAP). CAP may be able to assist with furnace repair or replacement.

Emergency Help

If you have a heating emergency: Contact your Human Service Zone office as they may be able to assist with emergency help.

If electric is not your primary source of heat: Take your LIHEAP approval notice to Community Action Partnership (CAP) for Energy Share. CAP may be able to assist with your emergency electric costs.


Weatherize Your Home

Take your LIHEAP approval notice and contact Community Action Partnership (CAP). CAP may be able to weatherize your home to make it more energy efficient.


Eligibility Information

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.

(Income limits effective Oct. 1, 2022 through Sept. 30, 2023)

LIHEAP Income Limits
Household Size Income Monthly Income
1 $33,407 $2,783
2 $43,686 $3,640
3 $53,965 $4,497
4 $64,245 $5,353
5 $74,524 $6,210
6 $84,803 $7,066
7 $86,730 $7,227
8 $88,658 $7,388
9 $90,585 $7,548
10 $92,512 $7,709
11 $94,440 $7,870
12 $96,367 $8,030

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

Information and Resources


Additional Services

HHS may be able to help with more than just your home energy needs.
Other programs you may qualify for include health care, food support and child care.
Learn more about other services available by clicking here.

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Contact Us

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

Economic Assistance Policy Division
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, 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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