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Gov. Daugaard Awards Four Community Development Block Grants

Friday, January 8, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. – Last week, four community leaders were notified that each of their respective communities has been approved for grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded a total of $977,500 to the communities of Faulkton, Hecla, Viborg and Yankton for various community improvements.

“Small cities and rural areas in South Dakota are prime candidates for the CDBG program. We’re incredibly fortunate to have so many forward-thinking community leaders who share the state’s values when it comes to improving our citizens’ quality of life, infrastructure and workforce development,” said Gov. Daugaard.

The CDBG awards include the following:

• Faulkton received a $515,000 grant to assist with improvements to the wastewater system in the community.
• Hecla received a $157,500 grant to assist with improvements to the water system in the community.
• Viborg received a $147,500 grant to assist with a library expansion construction project.
• Yankton received a $157,500 grant to assist RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center) with CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machine workforce training.

The CDBG program provides local governments with funding to complete projects that improve living conditions and increase educational resources for low-to-moderate income individuals. 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 (GOED).

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


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