Hoeven: HHS Provides $23 Million in Heating Assistance for North Dakotans

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $23 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to help low-income North Dakotans heat their homes. The funding includes almost $5.6 million for North Dakota’s tribes.

“With cold weather approaching, we need to ensure that North Dakotans have the resources necessary to keep their homes safe and warm,” said Hoeven. “These LIHEAP dollars will help North Dakotans in need, including those on our reservations, to pay their energy bills during the upcoming winter.”

Last winter, Hoeven worked with state and tribal leaders and HHS officials to secure additional LIHEAP funding to help North Dakotans who were impacted by increased propane prices and severe winter weather. In January, the senator announced an additional $3.4 million in funding for North Dakota.