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South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Energy Assistance > South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)


Program Description:

The South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) provides financial assistance to low income South Dakota households to pay their home heating bills. Energy assistance does not pay the full cost of a family's home heating. The program assists those families who would otherwise be unable to pay the cost of their home heating. Maximum payments for the lowest income households are approximately 70 percent of the entire heating cost.

No household is automatically eligible. All households must apply, showing proof of income and home heating costs. To be eligible, a household's total gross income may not exceed maximum income guidelines and the household must be responsible for paying home heating costs. Energy assistance payments will be made to energy suppliers.

Energy assistance money will be distributed on a first-come basis. Applicant eligibility and assistance amount are calculated according to household size, income, type and cost of heating and geographical location of household.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of South Dakota, you must need financial assistance for home energy costs and your household's annual income before taxes must not exceed $16,336 if one person lives in the household; $21,904 if two people live in the household; $27,472 if three people live in the household; $33,040 if four people live in the household; $38,608 if five people live in the household; $44,176 if six people live in the household, or $49,744 if seven people live in the household. For larger households, add $5,568 for each additional person in the home.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

To apply for the low income energy assistance program visit:


Program Contact Information:

To learn more information about the program, please visit the South Dakota Energy Assistance website at:

Or directly contact the South Dakota Department of Social Services-Office of Energy Assistance:
206 W. Missouri
Pierre, SD 57501


Managing Agency:

South Dakota

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