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Assistance available in SD for nutrition, healthcare, childcare, heating
April 15 - June 30
For families dealing with financial stress, there are economic assistance programs available through the South Dakota Department of Social Services that may help.
Programs include assistance with nutrition, home heating, and healthcare expenses, as well as temporary financial assistance for very low-income families with children who are deprived of parental support. Eligibility varies by program. To apply, go online to dss.sd.gov and click on the Economic Assistance tab or call your local DSS office.
Childcare assistance is also available to families who meet income guidelines and minimum work and/or school requirements. Additional information including application forms are available by clicking on the Child Care tab at dss.sd.gov.
Contact information for offices across South Dakota is available by clicking on the Find Your Local Office link at dss.sd.gov.