State and Federal Resources
South Dakota Department of Public Safety
South Dakota Department of Human Services
South Dakota Department of Social Services
Governor's Office of Economic Development
Link to additional South Dakota state resources
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm
Declared May 10, 2013
This assistance is for State, Local, Tribal and Territorial governments and certain private-non-profit organizations for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities in Shannon County, McCook County, Minnehaha County, Douglas County, Hutchinson County, Turner County, Lincoln County.
Declared May 13, 2011
This assistance is for Aurora County, Beadle County, Brookings County, Brown County, Buffalo County, Clark County, Codington County, Day County, Edmunds County, Faulk County, Grant County, Hamlin County, Hand County, Hughes County, Hyde County, Jackson County, Jerauld County, Kingsbury County, Lake County, Marshall County, Miner County, Moody County, Perkins County, Potter County, Roberts County, Sanborn County, Spink County, and Sully County.
Visit HOPE NOW to find free mortgage counseling help, check if you qualify for a Home Affordable Loan Modification program, and more.
Find information about and check availability for all South Dakota programs at GovBenefits.
Disaster Assistance loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to qualifying businesses.
Find out how to apply for unemployment benefits in South Dakota.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
If you are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance benefits you may qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Find a local American Job Center
Get frequent updates on American Job Center closings;
call 1-877-US-2JOBS (1-877-872-5627) TTY:1-877-889-5627.
South Dakota Department of Labor
South Dakota Department of Education
South Dakota Board of Regents
Resources for People with Disabilities
Disability Employment Initiative (DEI)
South Dakota participates in DEI aimed to improving education, training and employment opportunities and outcomes for youth and adults with disabilities who are unemployed, underemployed and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Department of Human Services – Vocational Rehabilitation