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Get help in North Dakota with paying utility and heating bills

Families and individuals in North Dakota can get help for paying their heating and utility bills. Thousands of people face disconnection every year, and these financial assistance programs can go a long ways towards helping pay energy bills.

Get information below on voucher programs and other programs in place in North Dakota. They range from Operation Round Up to other resources, including, direct financial aid and assistance. Also get access to emergency disconnection assistance. Call your local utility provider for more information and details.

State of North Dakota energy bill programs

Aid for health care issues - If you have a medical need in that makes you sensitive or vulnerable to hot summer conditions an assistance program can provide you with a voucher worth up to $300 to buy an air conditioner or fan.  The program is run from your local county social services. You need to have proof of the condition. Call your local county office or a community action agency to learn how to get moneys towards a fan or air conditioner.

Energy Share - This heating and energy bill assistance program was created by private donations and utility companies themselves. Grants and funds can pay for utility deposits, help prevent a disconnection, and other emergency aid. Call any of the following.

  • Community Action Program Region VI, Inc., 701-252-1821 or 1-800-726-8179
  • Dakota Prairie Community Action, 1-800-321-5943 or 701-662-6500.
  • Or call your community action agency.

Federal and state government assistance is offered as part of the low income home energy assistance program, or LIHEAP. Another resource is the weatherization program. Between the two of these, they can provide low income families in North Dakota with grants to pay their utilities or free energy conservation measures to their homes. Read more North Dakota LIHEAP and weatherization.

Resources for specific energy companies

Capital Electric Coop - This utility company runs the Operation Roundup program. It was created from donations from customers, and grants and funds are provided to eligible customer, individuals, and families in North Dakota. Dial 1-888-223-1513 or 701-223-1513 to apply for help or learn more.





Nodak Electric Cooperative - Not only do they offer utility and heating bill assistance, but other forms of aid and financial help are also provided by a resource known as Operation Roundup. Funds can be used to pay for expenses such as shelter, rent, and housing, medical care, energy bills, food, and even clothing. Dial  800-732-4373 or 701-746-4461 for more information.

Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative - A program that is created from private donations can help pay bills. Dial 701-493-2281 to get information on Operation Round Up.

Mountrail-Williams Electric Cooperative - Call 1- 800-279-2667 in order to apply for utility and heating bill assistance from this cooperative. Like many of the other energy companies that operate in Nebraska this company administers Operation Round Up, in partnership with local charities and non-profits.

Northern Plains Electric Cooperative - Low to moderate income individuals, the working poor, unemployed, and customers who are otherwise facing a hardship may qualify for financial assistance from Operation Round Up. Call 1-800-882-2500. This program can help with energy bills and other expenses.

By Jon McNamara

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