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Communities Around South Dakota Provide Summer Meals for All Children

This summer, communities across South Dakota will be serving free meals to children, to ensure good nutrition and growth. The USDA Summer Meals Programs works with the South Dakota Department of Education, Child and Adult Nutrition Services office to make sure that when school lets out children are well-nourished throughout the summer.

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Double Up Dakota Bucks

Double Up Dakota Bucks doubles the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, benefits when used on fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Food Resources in Your Community: Schools and Organizations Mobilize to Provide Food as a Response to COVID-19

The USDA has approved the serving of food in South Dakota at school sites and non-congregate settings while public schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. Different communities throughout the state are using programs to provide meals to kids that may not have access to food while school is closed.

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Nov 01

South Dakota Remote Works November 2021 Registration

South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension has partnered with Utah State University Extension to offer the Master Remote Work Professional certificate course, a one-month specialized training from Nov. 1 –Dec. 4, which combines online work with interactive workshops.

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Shelf-Stable Foods Save Money and Help Families Stay Prepared

Many people may find themselves feeling worried or concerned about having enough food in their homes. One way to help with these worries and concerns is to purchase canned or dried foods also known as shelf-stable items.

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Advance Child Tax Credit Payments: What You Need to Know

July 07, 2021

The six scheduled payment dates for Advance Child Tax Credit benefits payable in 2021 are July 15, Aug. 15, Sept. 15, Oct. 15, Nov. 15 and Dec. 15.

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Financial Planning Tools

A high level of financial literacy, the ability to make sound financial decisions based on your knowledge, will improve your financial well-being.

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Double Up Bucks Program Launches in Grocery Stores across South Dakota and North Dakota

May 28, 2021

The launch of the Double Up Dakota Bucks in grocery stores is the first of its kind in both North and South Dakota.

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Helpful Food & Shopping Tips During Unexpected Events

When faced with unexpected events, such as a health crisis or natural disaster, planning meals and grocery shopping often comes to mind along with questions: What should I plan to make? What groceries do I need?