Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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North Dakota Assistance Programs and Services


  • North Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-755-2716
  • North Dakota Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – Helps move low-income families from public assistance to self-sufficiency by providing cash assistance along with work readiness, training, and job placement servicesCall: 701-328-2332
  • North Dakota Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • North Dakota State Telephone Assistance Program (Link-Up)  – Provides discounts on installation charges for telephone service to eligible North Dakota program participants, Call: Local telephone company
  • North Dakota Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program  – Designed to provide North Dakota adults with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, training, and job placement servicesCall: 701-328-2332
  • North Dakota Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible North Dakota residents, Call: 701-328-2321
  • North Dakota Healthy Steps Children’s Health Insurance  – Offers health care coverage to North Dakota working families, who cannot afford health insurance coverage for their children, yet earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, Call: 877-543-7669
  • North Dakota Child Care Assistance Program  – Helps income-eligible North Dakota families pay for child care while they work or attend school or training, Call: 701-328-2332
  • North Dakota Family Caregiver Support Program  – Offers help to caregivers who are caring for an adult age 60 or older, or caring for grandchildren or other young relatives who are age 18 or younger, Call: 701-328-4601
  • North Dakota Basic Care Assistance Program  – Helps eligible individuals residing in licensed basic care facilities in North Dakota to pay for the cost of care in these facilities, Call: 800-755-27161
  • North Dakota Crossroads Program  – Supports eligible North Dakota parents up to age 21 by helping pay a portion of their child care and transportation costs so they can continue their education and graduate from high school, Call: 701-328-2332
  • North Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 701-328-2496
  • North Dakota National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 701-328-2260
  • North Dakota Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 701-328-2260
  • North Dakota School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 701-328-2260
  • North Dakota Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call701-328-2260
  • North Dakota Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 701-328-2260
  • North Dakota Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 701-237-6013
  • North Dakota Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  – Designed to helps eligible low-income North Dakota families with home heating costs, Call: 701-328-2332
  • North Dakota Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 701-328-2332
  • North Dakota Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to improve the health of low- income elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods, Call: 701-328-2260
  • North Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • North Dakota Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA