The United States government has set aside $2,467.00 in government grants and $2,068.00 in other form of governmental financial funding across all the states to eligible applicants. Veterans who are currently residing in the state of South Dakota may be eligible to apply for various types of veteran grants and benefits. According to the local military office in South Dakota, to be eligible for veteran grants:

  • You must be an veteran who were enlisted in the military, naval force, or air force, before September 7, 1980. Or:
  • You must be an veteran who were enlisted in the military, naval force, or air force, after September 7, 1980 with at least 24 months of active duty.

Veteran Health Care Benefits

All veterans in South Dakota are eligible to apply for additional health care benefits provided by the federal government. There are currently 71,800 veterans in the state of South Dakota - 65,800 male veterans and 6,000 female veterans. They will be able to receive veteran health care grants as long as they are eligible for veteran grants.

Veteran Grants for Disabled in South Dakota

There are currently more than 54,600 veterans in South Dakota who are "war time" veterans, which means they have been involved in one of the following wars:

  • More than 19,400 of 54,600 soldiers entered and survived the Gulf War
  • More than 23,400 of 54,600 soldiers entered and survived the Vietnam Era
  • More than 8,500 of 54,600 soldiers entered and survived the Korean Conflict
  • More than 5,800 of 54,600 soldiers entered and survived the World War II

For veterans who have suffered permanent injuries during historical or active wars are eligible to apply and receive Veteran Grants for Disabled offer by the military office in South Dakota.

Veteran Education Grants, Veteran Small Business Grants, and Veteran Housing Grants in South Dakota

The office of finance in South Dakota has set aside governmental funding in education grants, small business grants, and housing grants only to qualified veterans in the state of South Dakota. It doesn't matter if you are a "war time" veteran or a "peace time" veteran, there are veteran grants available for everyone who has participated or is currently enrolling in the military, naval force, and/or air force.

For example, veterans in South Dakota are not only eligible to apply for small business grants that are available to all residents of South Dakota, they are also eligible to apply for small business grants for veterans as well. And vice versa with housing and education grants.

To apply for veteran grants in South Dakota, contact South Dakota financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in South Dakota are browsing from the following cities: Mellette, Herreid, Wood, Hudson, Hartford, Tea, Redfield, Highmore, Newell, Kadoka

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants - South Dakota (entire State) (Apply for PA FPH 16 021)

Funding Number: PA FPH 16 021
Agency: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Category: Health
Funding Amount: $1,053,000
Head Start Grantee - Beadle, Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Marshall, Potter, Roberts, Spink, and Walworth Counties, South Dakota (Apply for HHS 2016 ACF OHS CH R08 1088)

Funding Number: HHS 2016 ACF OHS CH R08 1088
Agency: Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,570,640
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Notice of Funding Announcement SOUTH DAKOTA (Apply for USDA NRCS SD MULTI 24 NOFO0001327)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD MULTI 24 NOFO0001327
Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,200,000
Announcement for Program Funding for NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2023 – South Dakota (Apply for USDA NRCS SD CIG 23 NOFO0001308)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD CIG 23 NOFO0001308
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $150,000
FY 2023 STATE TRADE EXPANSION PROGRAM (STEP) for South Dakota (Apply for SB OITST 23 001)

Funding Number: SB OITST 23 001
Agency: Small Business Administration
Category: Business and Commerce
Funding Amount: $175,000
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Notice of Funding Announcement SOUTH DAKOTA (Apply for USDA NRCS SD MULTI 23 NOFO0001233)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD MULTI 23 NOFO0001233
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,200,000
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Announcement for Program Funding – SOUTH DAKOTA (Apply for USDA NRCS SD MULTI 22 NOFO0001167)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD MULTI 22 NOFO0001167
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Award Competition for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Kentucky, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and South Dakota (Apply for 2022 NIST MEP 01)

Funding Number: 2022 NIST MEP 01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 – SOUTH DAKOTA (Apply for USDA NRCS SD CIG 21 NOFO0001102)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD CIG 21 NOFO0001102
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Conservation Collaboration Grants Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – SOUTH DAKOTA (Apply for USDA NRCS SD CCG 21 NOFO0001099)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD CCG 21 NOFO0001099
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000

 

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