Heating Assistance

If you are having trouble paying your electric bill, please contact us at 800.463.8938 or 605.886.5848 as soon as possible to let us know. In most cases, we can work with you by setting up a payment arrangement as well as connecting you with help from the Low Income Energy Assistance - SD DSS.

 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Energy Assistance helps low-income South Dakotans pay for home heating costs. Keep in mind, energy assistance may not pay for all of your home heating costs.


  • you must complete an application

  • your total gross income may not exceed maximum income guidelines

  • you must be responsible for paying home heating costs

Energy assistance funds are distributed on a first-come basis. Eligibility and assistance amounts are based on the number of people in your home, the income of everyone in your home, the type and cost of heating, and where you live. If you are eligible, the payment is made to your energy supplier.