Cooling Assistance Available as Temperatures Rise


As temperatures continue to rise, two state agencies want to remind people that cooling assistance is available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

The program helps senior citizens and those with certain medical conditions get access to or fix air conditioning units, or to purchase fans at low or no cost.

“Individuals with a medical need or elderly, their more vulnerable when it comes to those situations where there’s high heat or high humidity, so it’s important for us to reach out to those households and provide this service to them,” Said Michele Gee: Director, Economic Assistance Division, ND Depart of Human Services

Last summer the program helped 287 households.

All program information can be located at this link,

Or, if you need help completing and submitting an application, contact Community Options at 800-823-2417 ext. 158 or their county social service office before Sept. 30, 2019 to apply.

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