STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Heating bill help available for low-income families
Low-income individuals and families concerned about winter heating costs can begin applying for help Friday.
The federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program pays for part of the heatin... Posted on 9/30/10 at 2:45 PM
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Programs in the Dakotas that help low-income people pay their heating bills are getting more federal money.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released about $1.2 million to both South Dakota and North Dakota.
Dairy farmers, who’ve been struggling with losses mainly due to the low prices they’ve been paid for their product, are the subjects of a federal assistance program.
The Dairy Economic Loss Assistance Program is to provide these farmers with $290 million in aid nationwide, according to Director Linda Paul of the Pierce County Farm Service Agency. Paul said Wednesday her agency’s role in the program is to verify applicants’ milk production data to the federal government.
By Bill Kirk, Forum Communications Co.
, November 25, 2009
North Dakota and South Dakota are getting a total of more than $24 million in federal money to help needy families pay their heating bills through the rest of the calendar year as both states’ energy assistance programs appear in good shape ahead of winter.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
, October 24, 2009
Residents throughout the area were flooded with more than water when the levels increased at the dams and the James River overflowed.
They were flooded with emotions including stress, anxiety, guilt and fear of the future. These reactions are normal, mental health professionals say, but if they last a long time or are too difficult to handle, consider seeking professional help.
Deadlines are approaching to apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance for individuals whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding beginning March 13 and continuing, according to Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA-1829-DR.
Individuals affected in Ramsey County and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation need to apply before June 15.
A toll-free legal help line is now available for victims of recent floods in North Dakota. The service, which allows callers to request the assistance of a lawyer, is a partnership between the State Bar Association of North Dakota and its Young Lawyers Division, Legal Services of North Dakota, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Student loan borrowers who have been affected by the flooding disasters in North Dakota may be finding it difficult to make their monthly payments at this time. Student Loans of North Dakota, North Dakota’s student loan guaranty agency for more than 25 years, wants students severely affected by the recent weather events to know that help is available.
Gov. John Hoeven announced Friday President Barack Obama has approved his request for the federal Individual Assistance Program to help flood-affected individuals and businesses in 26 counties in North Dakota. The notification came Friday, following a meeting Hoeven held in Bismarck with FEMA Region 8 acting director Douglas A. Gore.
Federal aid is starting to flow in for flood-fighting efforts in North Dakota.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $1.3 million to reimburse the National Guard and the city of Fargo.
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