Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

➤ location

MHA Office Complex
1 Minne-Tohe Drive
New Town, ND 58763

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 4:30PM

☎ contact

Phone: (701) 627-2364
Fax: (701) 627-2664


Marcus D. Levings

Charmaine Driver
Administrative Assistant/Out Reach Worker

Holy Elk Voice Hall
Intake Worker

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is LIHEAP?
    LIHEAP Stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

  2. Who Should Apply?
    All In Need.

  3. Where Should I Pick Up Application?
    At the Office or Online at MHA Nation Website.

  4. When can I get an application?
    October 1st thru April 30th.

  5. When will I know how much of my utilities will be paid?
    You will receive a letter within 30 days.

  6. What else does LIHEAP Pay?
    Propane and Electric Bills.

  7. Is there any other place I can pick up an application?
    Segment Offices and United Quality Coop.

  8. What is Crisis Assistance?
    When You Are In A Financial Hardship.

  9. Does LIHEAP program use the royalties or bonus income I earn from the Mineral Rights as “countable income” listed on the Wage Information in the Application?
    No. The Tribal Business Council of TAT passed Resolution No. 18-204-FWF, Which states in Part “exclude any income earned from royalty payments or bonuses from mineral rights in the computation of an applicant’s income to ensure the program assists those most in need.”

“Please Apply, As Every Funding Year The LIHEAP Program Returns Un-Applied For Funds to the Funding Agency.”

LIHEAP Services

The Three Affiliated Tribes LIHEAP is a federally funded program that assists low income Three Affiliated Tribes and Other Federal Recognized Tribes households with their home energy costs related to heating and cooling, that resides in an around a 12-mile radius of the exterior boundaries of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (FBIR). The Purpose of LIHEAP is to assist with energy needs, but not pay all energy costs related to heat and/or cool your home.

The head of household applicant must be a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes or other Federal Recognized Tribe and reside on or within a 12-mile radius of the FBIR to qualify for this program. If residing outside of the 12-mile radius of the FBIR, then the head of household must apply to their local state program.

A household’s income must be at or below 60 percent of North Dakota’s median income and within these limits.

Below is the guidelines for October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019:

Household Size 1: $28,831
HHS 2: $37,702
HHS 3:$46,573
HHS 4: $55,444
HHS 5: 64,315
HHS 6: 73,186
HHS 7: $74,849
HHS 8: $78,176
HHS 9: 78,176
HHS 10: $79,839
HHS 11: $81,503
HHS 12: $83,166.


You must inform LIHEAP if you, or any member of your household of the following:

  • Received Assistance from another LIHEAP Program during the current fiscal year.

  • Move to a new address.

  • Change your fuel supplier and/or utility provider.

  • Any Income Changes.

  • Ask for assistance with the application if you do not understand.


LIHEAP – Material Resources
1 Minne-Tohe Drive
New Town, North Dakota 58763
Phone: 701-627-2364
Telefax: 701-627-2664

Additional Information

Heating Assistance
Start Date: October 1st, 2018
Program End Date: April 30th, 2019

Cooling Assistance
Start Date: May 1st, 2019
Program End Date: August 1st, 2019

Crisis Intervention Assistance
Start Date: October 1st, 2018
Program End Date: September 30th, 2019


  1. A Completed Signed LIHEAP Application.

  2. A Copy of TAT Enrollment for all TAT Members and Other Federal Recognized Tribal Family Members in the Household.

  3. Photo Identification. If household members are not members of Three Affiliated Tribes or other Federal Recognized Tribe and over the age of 18 years of age, a photo ID is required.

  4. Social Security Cards for  all Household Members,  SS Cards are requested to verify all household members’ eligibility for the LIHEAP Funding.

  5. Verification of Income for the Last 3 Months.

  6. Copy of the most current utility bills.

  7. Copy of Rental Lease or Deed to Home.

  8. Appeal Notice.

  9. Release of Information.


Applications are Available Online via the Internet at MHA Nation Website, the LIHEAP Office, White Shield Segment, Twin Buttes Segment, New Town/Little Shell Segment, Parshall/Lucky Mound Segment, Four Bears Segment and Mandaree Segment Offices, and the United Prairie, New Town Office All Located within the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

Application can be filled out online, printed, signed and turned in to LIHEAP Office or mailed to:
Three Affiliated Tribes
404 Frontage Road
New Town, ND 58763