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Gov. Daugaard Awards 10 Community Development Block Grants

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded more than $5.6 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to 10 projects throughout South Dakota. Box Elder, Bridgewater, Frederick, Lead, Montrose, Pierpont, Springfield, Tulare and Yankton will use the approved monies to help fund projects totaling more than $17.1 million.

“The CDBG program remains one of our finest community development programs,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Since taking office in 2011, we’ve allocated more than $38.5 million in CDBG funds to South Dakota communities and organizations to help fund projects that greatly improve the quality of life for their residents. From water, wastewater and storm sewer infrastructure projects, to fire halls, Boys & Girls Clubs, senior centers and domestic violence shelters, the CDBG program has helped countless South Dakotans and that’s something we can feel good about.”

The CDBG awards include the following:

- The city of Box Elder will use a $770,000 grant to assist with improvements to its water distribution system.
- The city of Bridgewater was approved for a $765,000 grant for improvements in wastewater infrastructure and storm sewer systems.
- The city of Frederick was approved for a $770,000 grant to assist with improvements to the wastewater system.
- The city of Lead will use a $519,500 grant to assist with improvements to the city’s water, wastewater and storm sewer infrastructure.
- The city of Montrose will use a $151,500 grant to assist in the construction of a new 75,000-gallon ground water storage reservoir.
- The city of Pierpont was approved for a $618,000 grant that will assist with improvements to its wastewater system.
- The city of Springfield was approved for a $770,000 grant that will assist with improvements to the city’s wastewater system.
- The city of Tulare will use a $760,484.17 grant to assist with improvements to its water distribution system.
- The city of Yankton was approved for two CDBG grants; one for $366,500 to help address the urgent need for a new 12-inch water main created by recent flooding. The second grant was for $205,000 to assist with CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) workforce training needs in the community.

CDBG program provides local governments with funding to complete projects that improve living conditions. The CDBG program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

For more information about the CDBG program and other financing programs offered through the GOED, please visit sdreadytowork.com/CDBG.


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