BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Applications are being accepted beginning
Monday for a program that helps low-income people pay their heating
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says about
13,700 people received assistance last year under the Low Income
Home Energy Assistance Program.
The so-called LIHEAP program helps eligible families pay for
home heating and home weatherizing.
To qualify, a household can earn up to 60 percent of the state
median income. For a family of three, that equals about $39,000 per