The applicant must meet the following requirements in order for the application to be accepted:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Live in United Way’s service area  (Grand Forks County or Western Polk County) 
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate they have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis 


  • Preference will be given to applicants with child(ren) under the age of 18 living within the home 
  • Assistance will be paid directly to the utility company. Funding will not be given to the applicant
  • United Way can assist with a one-time utility payment, up to $350.00 per household
  • Applicants will not be approved if they have outstanding debt from prior to March of 2020
  • Completion of this application does not guarantee, you will be granted assistance


We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.