Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): 1-800-233-8503
The Low-Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial compensation for households to pay heating bills.
It is important for Northern Electric Cooperative members to know that LIHEAP does not pay the full cost of a family's utility bill. However, the program is designed to assist families who might otherwise be unable to pay the full cost of heating their homes. Call 1-800-233-8503 or visit dss.sd.gov/economicassistance/energyassistance/lowincome.aspx to apply.
Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP): 1-800-233-8503
ECIP is the emergency component of LIHEAP and is available October 1- March 31. To qualify for ECIP heating funds, the household must meet income guidelines AND be in a crisis situation. Crisis situations include residents that have received a utility disconnection notice or have an eviction notice for non-payment if heat is included in the rent.
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP): 1-605-698-7654
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) helps households overcome the rising costs of heating by making homes more energy efficient. WAP is operated at the local level by community action agencies or other assistance groups.
The Northeast SD Community Action Program (605-698-7654) serves residents in this area. Visit http://www.growsd.org/growsd/about-us/resource-library/?item=936.
Call Northern Electric Cooperative for more energy assistance options at 1-800-529-0310.