PIERRE, SD — With rising temperatures in South Dakota, the Department of Social Services is offering assistance with repairs and replacement of air conditioning systems to eligible South Dakota residents.
South Dakota residents who own a home are eligible for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program where they can apply for energy assistance and help with repairs or replacement of AC systems that are not working or working properly.
The replacement and repair service is on a first-come basis, and the payments are made to the energy supplier. There are four companies who administer the repair and replacement program for DSS.
They include Inter-Lakes Community Action, Grow South Dakota, Rural Office of Community Services and Western South Dakota Community Action.
DSS also provides energy assistance for the winter months to help low-income residents pay for home heating costs. Applications for this can be submitted any time for the upcoming winter.