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Financial Assistance

» Application for Temporary Assistance Needy Families, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Health Care Coverage

 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Programs: Financial Help: Services: Department of Human Services: State of North Dakota

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Provides a financial grant to eligible families in which a child is deprived of parental support due to absence, death or disability/incapacity. The purpose of the program is to ensure a safety net while providing an array of services directed at promoting self-sufficiency. Cooperation with Child Support Enforcement in establishing paternity and support orders is required, and eligible caretakers must also participate in the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program to obtain work readiness skills, training and employment. Benefits are issued through an Electronic Payment Debit Card.
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TANF Policy Manual

» Guidebook

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)
The Food Assistance program helps individuals and families with little or no income to buy food. This program expands your ability to eat a variety of foods. Monthly benefits are based on family size, income and shelter costs.
» Online Application

Food Stamps: Financial Help

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Benefits Explained

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Health Care Coverage
This program provides benefits to assist with medical costs for low-income individuals and families. Eligibility is based on income, assets and qualifying as a member of a covered group. Health Care Coverage includes Medicaid, Healthy Steps (Children’s Health Insurance Program), and Aid to the Blind. These programs may provide assistance to children and families, pregnant women, and recipients of SSI or Social Security Disability benefits. Health Care Coverage also includes Transitional and Extended Medicaid benefits, Medicare Savings Programs, Workers with Disabilities and Children with Disabilities Programs as well as aged individuals.
» Medicaid Brochure

Medicaid and other Medical Services: Publications: Publications/Research: Department of Human Services: State of North Dakota
» Healthcare Coverage Application

 Department of Human Services: State of North Dakota (

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Also referred to as Fuel Assistance, this program provides benefits to low-income individuals and families to assist with the payment of heating costs. The program is available October through May of each year. Seasonal benefits are based on household size, income, assets, housing type and size, and fuel used to heat the dwelling.
» Application

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: Financial Help: Services: Department of Human Services: State of North Dakota (
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Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
Provides assistance to low-income families to help meet their child care costs. Most families are responsible for paying a share of the cost based on income and family size.

» Application

Childcare Assistance Information

Child Care Assistance Program: Financial Help

» Guidebook

Childcare Assistance Provider Information

CCAP Essential Workers Notification

» Relative Provider Application

Approved Relative 400-28-105-20