Quick Facts – Economic and Program Data

Key economic indicators in South Dakota

The South Dakota Economy 7-28-2011: This Current Economic Update, compiled by the SD Bureau of Finance and Management, is posted on OPENSD and provides current and 12 month trend data on the South Dakota economy.

State Personal Income: See Bureau of Economic Analysis summary of South Dakota Personal Income (Click Personal Income tab)

Gross State Product: See Bureau of Economic Analysis summary of South Dakota Gross State Product (Click GDP by State tab)

Current State General Fund Revenues:  See SD Legislative Research Council’s most recent monthly summation of State General Fund receipts with comparisons to previous fiscal year and projected (budgeted) year-to-date receipts for current fiscal year.

Economic security programs in South Dakota

For a confidential screening tool to determine if your family may be eligible for economic security programs in South Dakota, visit South Dakota Bridge to Benefits SDBridgetoBenefits.org

South Dakota Medicaid  

The Division of Medical Services provides assistance to those who qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by providing health insurance and paying for medical services such as visits to the doctor, hospital, dentist, chiropractor and more.  Funding for benefits under this program is provided primarily by the federal government with a state match. 

Program Description: see SD Dept of Social Services webpage on Medical Services

Analysis:  Why are Medicaid costs increasing in South Dakota?

SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) helps low-income South Dakotans buy the food they need to stay healthy while they work to regain financial independence.  Funding for SNAP benefits is provided by the federal government.  

Program description:  See Department of Social Services webpage on SNAP 

TANF – Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.  

South Dakota Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a temporary public assistance work program administered by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Labor.  It is designed to provide temporary assistance and economic self-sufficiency for children and families. 

Program Description:  SD Department of Social Services webpage on TANF

South Dakota Child Care Assistance

The Division of Child Care Services provides assistance to low income families who need help with child care costs while parents work or attend school.  

Program Description:   South Dakota Dept. of Social Services website on Childcare Assistance

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