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Child Care State Plan

State Plan for FY 2019-2021

State Plan Public Hearing – May 18, 2021

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. (CST), to solicit feedback on the three-year State Plan for the administration of the Federal Child Care & Development Fund.

The purpose of this hearing is to solicit comments on the proposed three-year State Plan. Provisions for direct child care services and for increasing availability, affordability and quality of child care in South Dakota will be addressed.

To access the draft plan: View Draft Plan or you may contact Child Care Services at 800.227.3020 or 605.773.4766 to receive a copy.

To submit public comment: Persons interested in presenting public comment may do so by submitting written comments to the Department of Social Services, Child Care Services, 910 East Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-2291. Written public comments may also be submitted electronically using the following link Written comments must reach the Department no later than May 31, 2021.

To connect to the webinar: Please send an e-mail to by May 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) and request a link to the webinar.

To access the audio only: Dial one of the toll-free numbers; 253.215.8782 or 346.248.7799 and enter meeting ID: 991 2130 0707 and passcode: 890623

After the public hearing, the Department of Social Services will consider all written and oral comments received on the three-year Child Care & Development Fund State Plan. The Department of Social Services may modify or amend the proposed State Plan.