Capital Electric - November 1, 2012
If you need assistance paying your utility bill this winter, you might qualify for energy assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Federally funded and administered by the N.D. Department of Human Services and county social services, LIHEAP provides the following services for eligible individuals and families:
• heating assistance
• making your home energy efficient
• furnace and chimney cleaning
• emergency assistance
• furnace replacements
• minor repairs, and
• energy cost reduction devices
In 2011, more than 16,000 low-income households in North Dakota participated in the state program. Shari Vetter, billing coordinator for Capital Electric Cooperative, says six co-op members utilized the program.
Applications are accepted from October through May of each heating season. For information related to application for benefits, program eligibility or an existing case, contact your local County Social Services office.
For more information, visit http://www.nd.gov/dhs/ and click on “Services and Help,” “Public Assistance,” and “Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program” or call 800-755-2716 or 701-328-2065.