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Home heating help available for North Dakota, Minnesota residents

Depending on a household’s needs, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program may also help pay for weatherization services, such as: home insulation and weather stripping around doors and windows; furnace cleaning, repair or replacement; and chimney inspection and cleaning.

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BISMARCK — North Dakota's Health and Human Services agency is reminding North Dakotan and Minnesota residents who may need help paying their winter heating bills that they can apply for assistance.

Depending on a household’s needs, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program may also help pay for weatherization services, such as home insulation and weather stripping around doors and windows; furnace cleaning, repair or replacement; and chimney inspection and cleaning.

Emergency assistance is also available to prevent service shut offs.

In North Dakota, individuals may apply for LIHEAP and other assistance online at www.hhs.nd.gov/applyforhelp , locally at a human service zone office or by mail. For help applying, call 1-800-823-2417.

In Minnesota, individuals must apply through their local energy assistance partner, which can be found at mn.gov/commerce/consumers/consumer-assistance/energy-assistance/eap-provider.jsp. For assistance applying, call 1-800-657-3710.

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More information on applying for e nergy assistance in Minnesota is available at mn.gov/commerce/consumers/consumer-assistance/energy-assistance/ .

Both homeowners and renters may apply. People in subsidized housing, or who are receiving housing assistance with their heating costs included in their rent, are not eligible for LIHEAP.

In addition to assistance with heating costs, North Dakotans struggling to pay for food, rent and other housing costs, child care or medical coverage can apply for other helpful programs at www.hhs.nd.gov/applyforhelp .

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