Learn about getting assistance to pay your electric bill
It is important you stay in verbal contact with Verendrye Electric Cooperative in regards to your electric bill. This also means ensuring we have valid phone numbers in order for us to contact you. If you have reached out to another organization for assistance for your electric bill, please notify our office. Your caseworker will also need to contact Verendrye to confirm they have received your application for assistance.
Assistance Programs Available
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible low-income families with home heating costs. 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
- Emergency assistance
For more information visit the State of North Dakota Human Services website
ND Rent Help - 2021
This program can help more North Dakota renters overcome economic hardships caused by the pandemic with their rent and/or electricity bills.
For more information or to apply visit https://www.applyforhelp.nd.gov/nd-rent-help Applications must be completed online.
A household can apply for both or just utility assistance if they do not need rent assistance, they will just need to answer yes to the application question that asks if they are behind on utilities and no to the question if they are behind on rent. Contact 701-328-1907 or email@example.com for assistance on this application.
*If you or someone you know needs help navigating through all the resources available, you may contact Community Options at
701-852-0174. They are available to aid in processing applications which also includes at home and neutral space visits. Their office is located at 300 3rd Ave SW Ste D Minot, ND 58701. There is more information on their website at https://www.communityoptionsnd.com/.
Other resources include Community Action, Salvation Army, Homeless Coalition, St Vincent de Paul, or your local church.