Utility Bill Assistance




Assistance and help with electric, heating and utility bills in South Dakota.


The South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will provide assistance to lower income South Dakota residents to help them pay for their home heating bills.

Energy Assistance will help South Dakotans pay for their home heating costs. You always need to keep in mind that energy assistance may not pay for all of your home heating bills.

Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) - To qualify for the ECIP program aid, the household must be in a crisis and also income eligible. Crisis includes :

  • have an eviction notice for nonpayment of a bill if heat is included in your rent or paid in addition to rent.
  • have a current disconnection notice for your primary heating source
  • be receiving fuel cash-on-delivery, or refusal to deliver fuel to you with less than 20% in tank

The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) will also repaid your furnace.

Weatherization Assistance

The Weatherization Assistance Program will help low income South Dakota households with overcoming the very high cost of energy by making their households more energy efficient. This program is managed by community action agencies, and it has been in operations since the mid 1970s. There is no cost for weatherization assistance. Some of the services provided can include : Weather-stripping of windows and doors, Caulking and sealing holes and cracks in a building structure, Insulating walls, attics, and under floors.


By: Jon McNamara



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