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PUBLIC NOTICE The North Dakota Depart-ment of Human Services is re-questing public comment on a waiver to increase expenditures for weatherization activities under contract with North Dakota De-partment of Commerce. A copy of the waiver request will be avail-able for public inspection upon request. Comments are invited to be submitted in writing by Thurs-day, Aug. 25, 2022. Michele A. Gee, Director Economic Assistance Division N.D. Department of Human Services 600 E Blvd. Avenue Dept. 325 Bismarck, ND 58505-0250 Email: dhseap@nd.gov Waiver Request: A waiver will be requested to allow the Low-Income Home En-ergy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to increase it expenditures for weatherization activities from 15%up to 25% of the total federal allo-cations available for federal fiscal year 2022. The waiver will allow the De-partment to increase the number of low income families who can receive such benefits as home in-sulation, storm door and window repair, emergency furnace repair and replacement, and energy as-sessments and education concern-ing energy saving techniques. The increased funding is avail-able for these activities due, in part, to additional funding made avail-able through the American Res-cue Plan. This waiver will allow the Department to increase its invest-ment in energy saving activities.