There are many resources available to help South Dakota residents be successful on the job. Below are some organizations that help find training providers or provide funding opportunities or employment assistance. 

Child Care

South Dakota Department of Social Services Child Care Services
Provides financial help for child care costs for families who are working, seeking employment, and/or going to school.
Phone: 605-773-3165

Economic Assistance

South Dakota Department of Social Services Economic Assistance
The Division of Economic Assistance promotes the wellbeing and provides supports to achieve self-sufficiency of families, children, individuals, elderly, and persons with disabilities by providing medical, nutritional, and financial services and through assessment and referral to other state, federal, and local resources. The Division of Economic Assistance provides eligibility determinations for programs and includes Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), and the Weatherization Program.
Phone: 605-773-3165


South Dakota Housing Development Authority
South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) utilizes housing bonds, tax credits, and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs which provide mortgage and down payment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention, rental assistance, and educational opportunities.
Phone: 605-773-3181
Trouble finding an affordable place to call home? Renters have a one-stop shop in SDHDA’s affordable rentals search portal—a tool for finding budget-friendly rentals statewide.

Job Services

South Dakota Job Services
South Dakota Job Service offices provide employment services and workforce training for job seekers. Services include career coaching, job search help and resources, and training and skills development. 

Associated General Contractors of South Dakota
The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota promotes careers in construction while supporting member workforce enhancement. Learn how to build your career in construction and see a list of construction job openings. 


Rural and Urban Transit Providers
A listing of rural and urban transit providers across South Dakota.

Veterans Services

Veterans Service Officers
County or tribal veterans service officers provide information, assistance, counseling, and referrals on a wide range of subjects, benefits, and veteran programs including education (on-the-job training and apprenticeship training) and employment. 

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