Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


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South Dakota Assistance Programs and Services


  • South Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income South Dakotans buy the food they need to stay healthy while they work to regain financial independence, (+++)  Call: 877-999-5612
  • South Dakota Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  – A public assistance work program that provides temporary assistance and economic self-sufficiency for qualifying South Dakota children and familiesCall: 800-843-6154
  • South Dakota Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • South Dakota Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program  – Helps laid-off workers due to foreign trade to get the support they need in order to become employed again, Call: 800-843-6154
  • South Dakota Medicaid  – A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible South Dakota residents, Call: 800-452-7691
  • South Dakota Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) Program  – Offers health care coverage to qualifying children living in South Dakota, Call: 800-452-7691
  • South Dakota Child Care Assistance Program  – Available to families who meet income guidelines and minimum work and/or school requirements, Call: 800-227-3020
  • South Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 605-773-3361
  • South Dakota National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 605-773-3413
  • South Dakota Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 605-773-3413
  • South Dakota School Breakfast Program (SBP) ⇑ – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 605-773-3413
  • South Dakota Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call605-773-3110
  • South Dakota Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 605-773-3413
  • South Dakota Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: 605-224-4161
  • South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)  – Helps low-income South Dakotans pay for home heating costsCall: 800-233-8503
  • South Dakota Home Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)  – Designed to help low-income South Dakota households overcome the high cost of energy by making their homes more energy-efficient, Call: Local Agency
  • South Dakota Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Designed to aid individuals known to be at risk of malnutrition due to low income and poor health conditions, Call: 605-773-3413
  • South Dakota Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • South Dakota Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA