Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)


The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible families with home heating and weatherization costs. LIHEAP may also offer a temporary cooling program that assists with cooling devices.

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.

Households whose income is solely from a fixed income source(s) may apply now. The following income types are considered a fixed income source: pension payments, railroad payments, social security payments, SSI payments, annuity payments, or IRA distribution payments.


Have an Emergency?

If you are facing a shut off, disconnect, or are out of fuel and do not have the resources to buy fuel, or your furnace is broken, LIHEAP may be able to help. Contact the human service zone office in your county.


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)

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

Public Information

For Public Comment

LIHEAP Vendor Information

For information on becoming a LIHEAP vendor, email dhsliheapsys@nd.gov or call (701) 328-3513 and select option 5 for LIHEAP.


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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