As of February 13, 2023, Economic Assistance has a NEW "Apply for Help" Customer Support Center.
Phone: 1-866-614-6005; Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm CT
Mail: Customer Support Center
P.O. Box 5562
Bismarck, ND 58506
Economic Assistance Programs
TANF- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
A program for families with children. This program is targeted to families with limited income who has a child deprived of the support of a parent (one parent is continuously absent, disabled, or no longer living, and the child is under age 18. This program provides temporary cash assistance to assist families while they pursue training and employment opportunities to become self-reliant.
CCAP- Child Care Assistance Program
A program which assists individuals with child care costs while the individual is employed, attending high school, obtaining their GED, pursuing postsecondary education, training, or if participating in the TANF Work Program completing job search activity. For Child Care Assistance Program to assist in payments, the provider must be a licensed provider by the State of North Dakota.
SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Commonly referred to as Food Stamps, this program helps qualified individuals supplement their nutritional needs.
LiHeap- Low Income Heat Energy Assistance Program
The program partially pays the cost of natural gas, electricity, propane, fuel oil, coal, wood, or other fuel sources. The program also covers: Weatherization services (insulation, weather stripping around doors and windows, etc.), Furnace cleaning, repair, and replacement, Chimney cleaning and inspection, and Emergency assistance.
Health Care Coverage
Pays for health services or insurance premiums for eligible individuals.
Aid to the Blind
Assists with treatment for people who are not eligible for Medicaid and are in danger of losing their vision or require restorative eye services.
Medicare Premium Assistance Program
Assists with Medicare Part B premium, co-insurances and deductibles.
Basic Care Assistance Program
Helps pay for room and board costs for residents living in a licensed Basic Care facility.