DSS Secures Funding for COVID-19 Mental Health and Substance Use Needs

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will receive $2 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to assist South Dakotans dealing with mental health issues and substance use disorders due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant funds will be allocated to currently contracted substance use and community mental health centers and will be used for: Outpatient mental health and substance use disorder services, Infrastructure to build and support telehealth capacity, Personal protective equipment, Emergency services funding and Recovery support services.

For more information how these funds will be used and additional details, click here.