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South Dakota State Laws, Policies and Funding

RH terminology used by the South Dakota Department of Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health (SD DSS) None/unknown

Accreditation, Certification, and State Licensing Requirement: No state requirement.

RH Law(s): None/unknown

Legislation: HB 1161 (2022)

Creates a registration requirement for sober living homes.

Regulations: None/unknown

SABG Program: The “Planned Priority Areas” documents for your state’s Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) program and Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (MHBG) program do not specifically mention recovery housing as a priority, nor do they list recovery support services as an allowable activity. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through these grant programs, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting

SOR Program: Your state’s Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) has previously funded recovery activities using State Opioid Response (SOR) funds. To learn more about specific recovery housing activities that are eligible for funding through this grant program, please reach out to your state’s Single State Agency (SSA) that’s responsible for administering these funds by visiting

Medicaid Funding: Nothing in the state Medicaid plan suggests direct support for RH, however, certain covered activities could evolve to be provided in RH settings to include counseling and peer support.

NARR Affiliate Status: None/unknown

Housing Assistance Funding:

Directory/Registry: None/unknown

South Dakota Funders

John T. Vucurevich Foundation

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation is based in Rapid City, South Dakota, and first became active in 1989. The Foundation’s mission is based on John T. Vucurevich’s motivation to support all community members in South Dakota to lead healthy, prosperous lives.

Regions: The John T. Vucurevich Foundation mainly serves the communities of South Dakota, including both rural and non-rural counties. The Foundation focuses on western South Dakota, especially Rapid City and the Black Hills.

Issues Supported: The Foundation’s top three funding priorities are human services, health, and community and economic development. Areas of interest include education, child welfare, mental health care, and residential care.

Grant Process and Application: There are four application cycles per year, and deadlines are usually in March, June, September, and December. Find out more information about the grant application process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $7.6 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: New Dawn Enterprises is based in Vale, South Dakota, and serves rural Butte County. The organization provides substance abuse recovery services. In addition to treatment services, New Dawn Enterprises also offers transitional and halfway housing.

South Dakota Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in South Dakota

  • $50 million

Fund Distribution

  • 70% to the state through the Opioid Abatement and Remediation Fund
  • 30% to local governments


  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • South Dakota Office of the Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, 605-773-3215
  • Office of the Attorney General Chief of Staff Tim Bormann, 605-773-3215

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

Need More Info?


A year in the making by a staff of ten, the Fletcher Group’s 82-page Recovery Housing Landscape Report provides an in-depth overview of the most recent laws, policies, and funding affecting recovery housing. You’ll find sections devoted to state laws, SAMHSA funding, Medicaid, corrections, and housing assistance plus numerous links to valuable resources and official documents. To see the complete downloadable report, click the image to the left.

This web page is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $13.7 million with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.