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Community Development Block Grant Program

Who is Grant For: Any City or County Government

What is Grant For: Community Improvements

Grant Description: The government entity may apply on behalf of other non-profits or units of governments, for such projects as water, sewer, fire halls, community centers, health care clinics, rural water expansion projects, libraries, storm sewer/water etc. Funds may also be utilized for infrastructure to serve new or expanding businesses/manufacturing facilities. Applications will usually require preliminary engineering report with drawing and cost estimates, plus there are public hearing requirements and income eligibility requirements.

Grant Deadline: October 1 & April 1

More Grant Information       For more information contact CSDED Staff.

 

Ecomonic Development Partnership Program

Who is Grant For: Any nonprofit development corporation, tribal government, municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the state

What is Grant For: Economic Development

Grant Description: All grants are a 1:1 match. There are three different applications: Staff and Equipment Application which is used to assist in funding for equipment, new staff, or the elevating of existing part-time staff. The Training Application is used to assist in funding for the training needs of staff. The Revolving Loan Funds Application is used to assist in creating or replenishing a local revolving loan fund for the purpose of job creation. Applicants work with the planning districts to submit a completed application to the board before they will be considered for funding.

Grant Deadline: January 31st, April 30th, July 31st, and October 31st

More Grant Information       For more information contact CSDED Staff.

 

Local Infrastructure Improvement Program

Who is Grant For: Any nonprofit development corporation, tribal government, municipality, county, or other political subdivision of the state

What is Grant For: Infrastructure construction or improvements

Grant Description: This program provides grants to assist in funding the construction or reconstruction of infrastructure for the purpose of serving economic development projects. Infrastructure must be tied to committed businesses providing full-time job creation. 

Grant Deadline: January 31st, April 30th, July 31st, and October 31st

More Grant Information       For more information contact CSDED Staff.


Agri-Business Road Grant Program

Who is Grant For: Any local unit of government (city, town, township, county, or tribe).

What is Grant For: Construction of roads to serve new agri-businesses, such as ethanol plants and large-scale elevators.

Grant Description: Agri-Business Road Grants apply to any road project that will serve as primary access to new agriculture-related business development. To receive grant funding, it must be proven that 5 new jobs will be created from the development.

Grant Deadline: April 15, July 15, or October 15.

More Grant Information       For more information contact CSDED Staff.


Industrial Park Grant Program

Who is Grant For: An Industrial Development Corporation, or an equivalent organization, or local unit of government shall file an application through the sponsoring local governing body to the Secretary of Transportation. The sponsor must be a local government body (city, town, tribe, township, or county).

What is Grant For: Road Construction for Industry Parks

Grant Description: Industrial Park Grants are state funds which provide assistance to communities when they have a new or expanding industry and need to build or improve road access. The grant program works in cooperation with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. The program pays for 60% of the construction costs of the project, not including engineering or utility work. Grant size is limited to $400,000.

Grant Deadline: April 15, July 15, or October 15.

More Grant Information        For more information contact CSDED Staff.


Community Access Grant Program

Who is Grant For: These are state funds for towns less than 5,000 in population.

What is Grant For: Construction or reconstruction of major streets in town such as Main Street, the road to the elevator, schools, hospitals, etc

Grant Description: This program provides for 60% of the construction costs of the project, not including engineering or utility work.
- Grant size is limited to $400,000
Any incorporated City with a population of less than five thousand (5,000) residents, township, county, or tribal government may file an application to the Secretary of Transportation.
Projects will be selected and grant amounts determined by the DOT based on need, population and economic impact.

Grant Deadline: July 15.

More Grant Information        For more information contact CSDED Staff.


SDDENR Water and Wastewater Funding Programs

Who is Grant For: Any government municipality, sanitary districts, intermunicipal and interstate agencies, private entities

What is Grant For: Water, Wastewater, and Watershed Projects

Grant Description:

Clean Water SRF

The Clean Water SRF Funding Applications are for wastewater (collection and treatment) and storm sewer/drainage projects where the total project cost exceeds $250,00. Applications are due on or before January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st. The minimum monthly residential wastewater rates necessary for an applicant to be eligible for additional subsidy are $30 based on 5,000 gallons usage or a flat fee for municipalities and sanitary districts and $40 based on 5,000 gallons usage or a flat fee for all other applicants. The current interest rates and terms are 2.25% for up to 10 years, 3.0% for 11-20 years or 3.25% for 21-30 years.

 

Drinking Water SRF

The Drinking Water SRF Funding Applications are for drinking water projects where the total project cost exceeds $250,00. Applications are due on or before January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st. The minimum monthly residential water rates necessary to be eligible for additional subsidy are $30 based on 5,000 gallons usage for municipalities and sanitary districts and $55 based on 7,000 gallons usage for all other applicants. The current interest rates and terms are 2.25% for up to 10 years or 3.0% for 11-20 years. Borrowers meeting the criteria of a disadvantaged community may be eligible for reduced interest rates and a term up to 30 years. Municipalities, intermunicipal and interstate agencies may be eligible for extended term financing of 3.25% for 21-30 years. 

 

Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program

The Consolidated Water Facilities Construction Program provides grants and loans for drinking water and wastewater projects. Applications are due on or before January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st. The minimum monthly utility rates necessary for an application for municipalities and sanitary districts are $30 for 5,000 gallons for water and $30 for 5,000 gallons for wastewater. Rates for all other applicants are $55 for 7,000 gallons for water and $40 for 7,000 gallons for wastewater. Grant assistance may be awarded to applicants not meeting the minimum established rates for economic development opportunities, expansion into new areas, regionalization or consolidation of facilities, or other unique situations that may require special consideration.

 

Small Water Facilities Funding

The Small Water Facility Funding Application is for drinking water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure, or watershed restoration projects where the total project cost does not exceed $250,000, as well as projects that are not eligible for a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund or Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Common examples of projects not eligible for a Clean Water SRF loan are projects for private entities or projects to provide pre-treatment of industrial wastewater. Common examples of projects not eligible for a Drinking Water SRF loan are new water systems, projects intended primarily for fire protection or future growth, and projects that provide water for industrial applications.

 

Very Small System Compliance Grant

Very Small System Compliance Grant is to assist water systems that are in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act to achieve compliance, and is for water systems with 50 or less connections and not-for-profit, non-transient non-community water systems. Very Small System Compliance Grant applications can be submitted at any time.

Grant Deadline:

More Grant Information        For more information contact CSDED Staff.


Economic Development Administration

Who is Grant For: Any government municipality

What is Grant For: Economic Development

Grant Description: The Economic Development Administration was established to generate jobs, help retain existing jobs, and stimulate industrial and commercial growth in economically-distressed areas of the United States. EDA assistance is available to rural and urban areas of the Nation experiencing high unemployment, low income, or other severe economic distress.

In fulfilling its mission, EDA is guided by the basic principle that distressed communities must be empowered to develop and implement their own economic development and revitalization strategies. Based on these locally- and regionally-developed priorities, EDA works in partnership with state and local governments, regional economic development districts, public and private nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes. EDA helps distressed communities address problems associated with long-term economic distress, as well as sudden and severe economic dislocations including recovering from the economic impacts of natural disasters, the closure of military installations and other Federal facilities, changing trade patterns, and the depletion of natural resources.

Grant Deadline: None

For more information contact CSDED Staff.


FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER)

Who is Grant For: Fire Departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations

What is Grant For: Funding for staffing and deployment capabilities in order to respond to emergencies, and assure that communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards

Grant Description: SAFER is composed of two activities:

• Hiring of Firefighters – Career, combination, and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply (interest orgs cannot apply).

• Recruitment and Retention (R&R) of Volunteer Firefighters – Combination fire departments, volunteer fire departments, and national, state, local, or tribal organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters are eligible to apply (career fire departments cannot apply).

If you want to apply for both activities, you will need to submit two separate applications

FEMA prioritizes bringing non-compliant (NFPA 1710 or 1720) departments into compliance in the most cost-effective manner. Applications resulting in the largest percentage increases in compliance with NFPA 1710 or 1720 receive higher consideration.

Grant funds may only be used to hire new, additional firefighters (hired after the date of grant award). Grant funds may not be used to supplant funds that would otherwise be available from State or local sources, or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Federal funds will be limited to:

– In the first year of the grant, 75 percent of the usual annual cost of a firstyear firefighter in that department at the time the grant application was submitted.

– in the second year of the grant, 75 percent of the usual annual cost of a first-year firefighter in that department at the time the grant application was submitted.

– in the third year of the grant, 35 percent of the usual annual cost of a firstyear firefighter in that department at the time the grant application was submitted.

System for Award Management (Sam.gov) registration is required of all SAFER Program applicants and awardees.

 

SAFER Grant Deadline: February 10, 2017
    For more information contact CSDED Staff.


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USDA & Rural Development

Who is Grant For: Any government municipality

Grant Description:

USDA Rural Development consists of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Utilities Service (RUS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Community Development Service who provide funding and services to rural communities and individuals.

*  RBS provides loans, grants and guaranteed loans that will help to enhance the quality of life for all rural Americans. RBS technical assistance and loan programs continue to provide meaningful support for the private sector.

*  Water and waste disposal loan and grant programs promote economic development in rural America and they are administered by RUS. Grants are also made for medical and distance learning purposes.

*  RHS administers direct loans and grants to credit worthy residents who would otherwise be unable to obtain financing for a family home. Guaranteed loans are made by commercial lenders for single family housing. Direct and guaranteed loans are made to provide multi-family housing or apartments for low-income rural residents. The Community Facility Program provides loans, grants, and loan guarantees to fund a variety of public improvements, such as centers for healthcare, day care, public safety, and other public facility projects.

*  Community Development activities include assisting rural residents in their efforts to implement Presidential, Departmental, and South Dakota Rural Development initiatives. Goals are achieved through the promotion of self-sustaining, long-term economic development in areas of pervasive poverty, unemployment and general distress. Technical assistance provided to local communities and groups in planning rural development activities, partnership building, and essential community projects. Assistance often includes helping communities inventory their resources and identify the resources of others for local use.

Grant Deadline: Variable

For more information contact CSDED Staff.



Montana Dakota Utilities Environmental Opportunity Fund

Who is Grant For: non-profit organizations or units of governments in MDU’s service area

Grant Description:
Montana-Dakota Utilities Company has a small grant program available for environmentally related projects—city-wide cleanup, nature trail development, wildlife area enhancement, recycling programs, programs at school, etc. The maximum grant amount is $2,500. MDU service the communities and surrounding areas of Agar, Onida, Ft. Pierre and Pierre. The deadline for this grant is October 20 and awards are anticipated to be announced by November 30. MDU also has a foundation which accepts larger applications for community projects.

Grant Deadline: The deadline is usually around October 1 of each year.

For more information email dan.sharp@mduresources.com or If you would like a copy of the application, please contact the District office or Dan Sharp at MDU at 701-530-1068 or contact CSDED Staff.

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Healthy Communities Small Grant Program


Who is Grant For: Applicants must be a 501(c)3 or a governmental entity.


What is Grant for: The Wellmark Foundation's 2010 Healthy Communities Grant will fund projects in two priority areas:
1) Childhood obesity prevention
2) Community-based wellness and prevention

Grant Description Maximum award amount is $25,000. Matching funds equal to at least 25% of the cost of proposed activites are required, either in cash or in-kind. Funding must be used in South Dakota or Iowa.

Grant Deadline: Letters of Interest for requests up to $25,000 are often due in February each year.

More Grant Information        For more information contact CSDED Staff.

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Recreational Trails Program


The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish & Parks will be accepting grant applications until April 8, 2011 for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). The program provides up to 80% reimbursement of eligible expenses for recreational trails. The 20% match may be in the form of cash, in-kind, and or other federal, state, and local grants. Federal grants used as match must be approved in advance. Most grants amounts are between $40,000 to $60,000. Trails may be utilized for motorized, non-motorized, or for both. Examples of recreational trail uses include, but are not limited to, pedestrian, bicycling, in-line skating, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, off-road motorcycling, all-terrain vehicle riding, four wheeling, etc.

Eligible Applicants & Project Sponsors: Local units of government, private non-profit organizations, state and federal agencies.
Eligible project categories include:
a. Maintenance and Restoration
b. Trailside and Trailhead Facilities
c. Trail Construction Equipment
d. New Recreation Trail Construction
e. Land or Easement Acquisition
f. Trail Accessibility Assessment
g. Educational Projects
Prior expenses incurred for the project cannot be considered as part of the project prior to project approval.

Grant Deadline: Grant applications are due April 7, 2017

Grant Manual & Application        For more information contact CSDED Staff.



 

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)


Who is Grant For: City, county, township and tribal governments are eligible to receive the grant money.

What is Grant for:Land Aquisition, Renovation and Development of outdoor recreational facilities. Examples of eligible projects include:

Ball fields, Park Roads, Ampitheaters, Boat ramps and fishing facilities, Swimming pools and beaches, Picnic facilities, Playgrounds, Fencing, Lighting, Parking, Landscaping, Ice rinks, Golf courses, Restroom buildings, Sanitation and utility systems, and Trails.

Grant Description: Recreation projects must be supported by the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) or a local recreation needs assessment. The LWCF is administered in South Dakota by the Department of Game Fish and Parks, and can fund up to 50% of eligible project costs. The remaining match must be local. The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and minimum grant amount is $10,000.

Grant Deadline: Applications are due every other year near the end of June

More Grant Information        For more information contact CSDED Staff.


 

SD Dept. of Health West Nile Virus Prevention Grant


Who is Grant For: City, county, township and tribal governments

What is Grant for: Prevention of the West Nile virus (WNV). 

Grant Description: The Department of Health offers grant funds to help South Dakota cities, counties and tribes control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV). Individual grant awards range from $500 to $20,000 and will be based on the population of the applying jurisdiction and its number of human WNV cases through 2015. Eligible expenses include but are not limted to mosquito control chemicals and fogging equipment.

Grant Deadline: Applications are due each year near the beginning of June

For more information contact CSDED Staff.


 

SD Dept. of Agriculture Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grants

 

Who is Grant For: City, county, township and tribal governments are eligible to receive the grant money.

What is Grant for:Forestry Projects

Grant Description:These grants are used to fund community forestry projects that solve a specific community forestry problem or demonstrate the importance of trees in our communities. The community or service organization must match challenge grants.

The Division has developed the challenge grant program to require increased commitment and effort from a community. The criteria for the challenge grant are outlined below in highest to lowest priority:

-Professional Services — ($5,000)

-Tree Inventory/Assessment — ($5,000)

-Existing Tree Care & Maintenance — ($1,000) — An applicant may receive a maximum of $1,000 per year for existing tree care & maintenance.

-Education/Training — ($5,000)

-New Tree Planting — ($1,000) — An applicant may receive a maximum of $1,000 per year for new tree plantings.

-Other Activities — ($5,000)

Grants have a maximum limit of $5,000. The required match may be met through volunteer labor, donated and/or purchased supplies, or actual cash expenditures.

Grant Deadline: None

More Grant Information        For more information contact CSDED Staff.


 


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