Find Help

If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.


North Dakota

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in North Dakota

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
(includes tribal awards)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
60% State Median Income


LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $50 minimum, $1,034 average

LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013 Heating)


LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: October 1 – May 31
Crisis: Year-round


State LIHEAP Resources

Qualifying households can get a voucher for up to $300 from their local county social services office to buy a window air conditioner and fans. To qualify, the low-income household must have at least one person with a medical need that makes him or her vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. A note is needed from a medical professional verifying that he or she has a condition. Contact a local community service agency.


Emergency Charitable Assistance

Energy Share
A statewide, private fuel fund corporation funded by private donations, utility companies across North Dakota and the LIHEAP. Funds may pay for service charges, reconnection fees, or security lights. Administered by local community action agencies.

Dakota Prairie Community Action, 701-662-6500 or 1-800-321-5943
Community Action Program Region VI, Inc., 701-252-1821 or 1-800-726-8179


Capital Electric Coop
Operation Round Up: Customer donations are placed in the Capital Electric Charitable Trust, Inc. to be donated to qualified individuals and organizations. A five-member board of directors for the Charitable Trust reviews the fund applications and determines the recipients each year. Call 701-223-1513 or 1-888-223-1513 (western ND).


Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up: Customer donations provide funds for individuals, families and community projects. Online applications are available. Call 1-800-342-4671 or 701-493-2281.


Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative
Operation Round UpMember-donated funds are awarded on an application basis to needy individuals and community-based, non-profit organizations. For more information, contact Chris Brostuen or Ron Aadnes at 1- 800-279-2667.


Nodak Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up: Customer donations are put into a special account used to assist local individuals and non-profit organizations with crucial needs including food, shelter, clothing, health care, emergency services, education, and charitable causes. Call 701-746-4461 or 800-732-4373.


Northern Plains Electric Cooperative
Operation Round Up: Customer donations provide funds for local needy individuals and charitable organizations. Online applications are available or call or email to request an application for funds. Call 1-800-882-2500.


Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.


State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.


State LIHEAP Contacts

Public Inquiries: 1-800-755-2716

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

North Dakota Delegation

Kevin Cramer (R) At Large
Heidi Heitkamp (D)
John Hoeven (R)

North Dakota State Plan

2014 detailed State Plan

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