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South Dakota State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

Please contact us with questions or corrections.

For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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South Dakota State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesSouth Dakota Department of Human Services: Developmental DisabilitiesInformation on state and public resources available for people with disabilities. Directory of Division locations and phone numbers for Developmental Disabilities, Rehabilitation Services, Blind and Visually Impaired Service and Long Term Services605-773-3438
 
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesSouth Dakota Department of Human Services: Vocational Rehabilitation & Deaf ResourcesCounseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services.605-773-3195
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilitiesRelay South Dakota: Deaf ResourcesCounseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services. Relay South Dakota provides free telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, experiencing low vision and/or have a speech disability. 711
877-866-8950
Aging ServicesSouth Dakota Department of Human Services: Aging ServicesThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization. 605-773-5990
Agricultural AidSouth Dakota USDA Farm ServicesUSDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine. Interactive map to locate local offices. 605-352-1160 
Agricultural AidSouth Dakota USDA Rural DevelopmentUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 605-352-1100
800-670-6553
Agricultural AidSouth Dakota Department of AgricultureAgriculture information and resources, forms, publications, conservation and forestry, and news.605-773-5425
Animal/PetsSouth Dakota Animal Industry BoardInformation on animal health, resources, transport, and rules and regulations.605-773-3321
Consumer ServicesSouth Dakota Attorney General's Office: Consumer ProtectionInformation on scams, price gouging and consumer online complaint services.605-773-4400
800-300-1986 in state only
ContractorsSouth Dakota Attorney General's Office: Consumer Protection ConstructionInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.605-773-4400
800-300-1986 in state only
ContractorsSouth Dakota Department of Labor and RegulationOccupational and professional licensing for plumbing and electrical.General: 605-773-3101
Electrical: 605-773-3573
800-233-7765
Plumbing:  605-773-3429
ContractorsSouth Dakota does not require the licensure of general contractors. Licensing is required for asbestos, plumbing, electrical, and well drilling trades.  
Crisis CounselingSouth Dakota Suicide & Crisis HotlineDirectory of 24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention and crisis helplines available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help.Emergency: 911
211
800-273-8255 National Hotline See website for directory of local helplines and offices
Crisis CounselingCrisis Counseling Program-Immediate Services Program Hotline As a resource for people in many Midwestern communities struck by flooding, wet conditions, and a volatile ag environment, Avera Health has created the Farm and Rural Stress Hotline. Those in need of mental health support, stress relief, behavioral health counseling may call 24 hours a day. The call is free and confidential. 800-691-4336 
Disaster Specific Information   
Disaster Unemployment South Dakota Department of Labor:  Reemployment AssistanceWhen Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information.  This assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.Customer Service:           605-626-2452
File Claim: 605-626.3179
EnvironmentSouth Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural ResourcesInformation about environmental monitoring and natural resource assessment, technical and financial assistance for environmental projects, and environmental regulatory services.  Online directory of home & field locations.605-773-5559
See website for numbers to field offices
Essential NeedsSouth Dakota Department of Social ServicesInformation and assistance for public benefits such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), economic assistance, child care, Medicaid, and other public assistance programs. Online application available.605-773-3165
Local online directory
Essential NeedsSouth Dakota Department of Health: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) ProgramNutrition evaluation and monthly vouchers to receive free supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans.605-773-3361
800-738-2301 
Essential NeedsFeeding South Dakota Emergency food assistance programs, online "Get Help" Locator by zip code. Accepts donations and volunteer opportunities605-335-0364
211
Online locator
Essential NeedsSouth Dakota United Way 2-1-1 Helpline CenterReferrals to organizations providing emergency food, clothing, shelter, medical, crisis counseling, rental, and utility assistance. Online "Search for Help" locator by county or zip code.211
 
Text  zip code to 898211
866-605-4723
Family & Protective South Dakota Department of Social Services: Child Protective ServicesIndividuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect.  Online directory for local Child Protection Services Offices.Emergency:  911
  877-244-0864
  See directory for local offices
Financial AssistanceSouth Dakota Department of Social Services:  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)Information and application assistance in filing for  (TANF) Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. TANF is a needs based program for families with children under 18 who need financial support due to death of a parent, parent absent from home, physical or mental incapacity or unemployment of parent. 605-773-4678
Health Care ServicesSouth Dakota Department of Social Services: Medicaid Information on how to apply for Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), frequently asked questions, provider information and other public assistance programs.  Online application available.605-773-4678
Housing InformationRentals.comOnline search for available commercial housing unitsRefer to Website
Housing InformationHomes.comOnline search for available commercial housing unitsRefer to Website
Housing InformationTruliaOnline search for available commercial housing unitsRefer to Website
Housing InformationZillowOnline search for available commercial housing unitsRefer to Website
Housing InformationSouth Dakota USDA Rural DevelopmentUSDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 605-352-1100
InsuranceSouth Dakota Division of InsuranceGeneral insurance information for consumers, insurance company verifications, complaint and fraud reporting services.605-773-3563
Legal ServicesState Bar of South DakotaLegal resources and information, and lawyer referral service to attorneys providing free or reduced cost legal services for low income families.  605-224-7554
 
Roadside Assistance & Road ConditionsSouth Dakota Department of Transportation 511 Traveler informationOnline traffic map, recorded road conditions and alerts.511
Tax AssistanceSouth Dakota Department of RevenueState tax information for individuals and businesses.  605-773-3311   
800-829-9188
Veterans ServicesSouth Dakota Veterans AffairsInformation regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.605-773-3269
  877-579-0015 
Veterans ServicesVeterans Crisis LineConnect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.800-273-8255, press 1
Vital StatisticsSouth Dakota Driver Licensing ProgramReplacement or duplicate drivers license, online driver services, directory of office locations, and online appointment scheduler.605-773-6883
Vital StatisticsSouth Dakota Department of Revenue: Motor Vehicle DivisionReplacement auto registrations and titles, online services available, and directory of county office locations.605-773-3541
Vital StatisticsSouth Dakota - Vital Records OfficeReplacement birth, death, marriage certificates and other vital document services.605-773-4961
VolunteerVOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY  

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021