Energy Share Assistance is designed to assist qualifying households to pay their past due light bill in the event of a financial crisis. Assistance is only provided when all other resources have been exhausted and a past due or disconnect notice has been sent from a utility company.
How is eligibility determined?
Households are eligible for assistance when they are approved for ND LIHEAP (heating assistance program) through their local County Social Service Agency. Households must have a fossil fuel heat source such as Natural Gas, Propane, Fuel and/or Oil. This program is unable to assist households with Electric heat.
How is payment made?
Payment is made directly to the utility company. It generally takes 3 to 6 weeks after payment has been guaranteed before payment is received and credited to the account.
How do I apply?
After an initial pre-screening by phone or email, if it appears likely that you are eligible for assistance, you will be given an appointment for an intake interview.
For the interview, you must bring the following information: names, dates of birth, and proof of ALL income for the past 30 days for all adults living in the household, LIHEAP assistance approval letter and your disconnect notice bill with account number. (Examples of income include: Wages, self-employment, unemployment, child support, alimony, SSI/SSDI, TANF, Pensions, VA, grants and other regular payments.)
For more information, questions, comments or to submit an application for the energy assistance program, please contact:
Self Sufficiency Specialist
701-232-2452 ext. 123