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Governor Daugaard Awards Block Grants to Three Communities

Friday, November 14, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded nearly $1.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to three South Dakota communities. The money, awarded to Eagle Butte, Wagner and Yankton, will assist with projects totaling more than $8.8 million.

“South Dakota’s CDBG program continues to assist community projects focused on improving the quality of life for our residents,” said Gov. Daugaard. “This year alone, the CDBG program has helped 13 communities with projects totaling almost $28 million. Our community leaders are taking important steps to improve the health and quality of life for their residents. I’m pleased to award these funds to projects that are doing just that.”

The CDBG awards include the following:

- Eagle Butte will utilize a $515,000 grant to improve wastewater and storm sewer systems in the community.
- Wagner will utilize a $515,000 grant to upgrade water and wastewater utilities.
- Yankton will use a $412,000 grant towards the construction of the local Boys & Girls Club.

The 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 www.sdreadytowork.com.
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