South Dakota Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides Federal funding that makes it possible for child care centers to offer nutritious meals to children each day, provided that the meal meets established nutrition standards.

South Dakota Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides free health insurance to South Dakota children who meet certain eligibility guidelines. CHIP covers doctor appointments, hospital stay, dental and vision services, prescription drugs, mental health care and other…

South Dakota Head Start

Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that supports children's…

South Dakota Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

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 fa…

South Dakota Medical Assistance for Low Income Families (LIF) Program

The Medical Assistance for Low-Income Families (LIF) program is designed to help low-income South Dakota families (with or without private health insurance) receive full medical assistance coverage. LIF is funded through the Medicaid program and covered services…

South Dakota School Breakfast and Lunch Program

The School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day. Similarly, the goal of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is to protect the health and well-being of the nation's children by…

South Dakota Special Milk Program

The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and childcare institutions who do not participate in other Federal meal service programs. The program reimburses schools for the milk they serve.

Schools in the National School Lunch or…

South Dakota Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for eligible women, infants and children, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the South Dakota Department of Health. WIC's goal is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of…

South Dakota Summer Food Service

During the summer, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas.

South Dakota Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low income South Dakotans buy the food they need to stay healthy while they work to regain financial independence. SNAP benefits are provided to supplement the recipients food budget. The amount of benefits a…

South Dakota Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a temporary public assistance program administered by the South Dakota Department of Social Services and Department of Labor. The primary focus of the program is to help families help themselves move from welfare to…

South Dakota Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet South Dakota's eligibility requirements.

South Dakota Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program was designed to help low income South Dakota households overcome the high cost of energy by making their homes more energy efficient. The program is operated at the local level by community action agencies or other local agencies.…

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