South Dakota Advocacy Center

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in South Dakota

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South Dakota Utilities

Emergency Charitable Assistance

Please note these charitable funds are last resort emergency funds with limited resources and limited times of operation.

MidAmerican Energy
I Care
The I CARE program helps your local community action agencies provide financial assistance for heating bills and home weatherization. MidAmerican Energy contributes funds based on customer contributions and pays all administrative costs.

Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric
Operation Round Up
Voluntary contributions from participating cooperative customers. The Operation Round Up funds are kept in a trust fund and are dispersed as directed by the Operation Round Up board. Individuals are eligible to receive up to $2,500/year. Print an application at:

West River Electric Association, Inc.
Operation Round Up
Operation Round Up donations are placed in trust and administered by an independent Board of Directors. The funds will be available to help any charitable projects for organizations, groups, families, or individuals within the service territory of West River Electric. An application must be submitted to the Trust Board by a member of West River Electric.
Wall, 605-279-2135 or 888-279-2135; Rapid City 605-393-1500 or 888-393-1500


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