Find Help

If you need help finding local energy assistance resources, call the National Energy Assistance Referral hotline toll-free at 1-866-674-6327 or email (TTY 1-866-367-6228)

The NEAR hotline is maintained by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a program of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. It is not affiliated with the Campaign for Home Energy Assistance.


South Dakota

LIHEAP: Fighting Poverty in South Dakota

LIHEAP FY 2014 Funding
(includes tribal awards)

LIHEAP Income Eligibility Level
175% Federal Poverty Level


LIHEAP FY 2013 Benefit
Heating: $334 min, $1,983 max (benefits vary by fuel type and region)
Crisis: $1,200 max

LIHEAP Households Served
(Estimate for FY 2013 Heating)


LIHEAP Program Dates
Heating: Year round
Crisis: October 1 – March 31



Emergency Charitable Assistance

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. Call 1-888-427-5632.


Sioux Valley Southwestern Electric
Operation RoundUp: 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 online or call 1-800-234-1960.


West River Electric Association, Inc.
Operation RoundUp: 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. Contacts in Wall, 605-279-2135 or 888-279-2135; Rapid City 605-393-1500 or 888-393-1500.


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

State utility resource information provided by the LIHEAP Clearinghouse, a service of the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.


State LIHEAP Contacts

Public Inquiries: 1-800-233-8503

LIHEAP Administering Agency Contacts
List of Contacts

Weatherization Assistance Program
Local Administering Agency Contacts

South Dakota Delegation

Kristi Noem (R) At Large
Tim Johnson (D)
John Thune (R)

South Dakota State Plan

2014 abbreviated State Plan


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