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Gov. Daugaard Awards Six Community Development Block Grants

Monday, June 1, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded more than $2.8 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to six projects throughout South Dakota. The money, awarded to Brown County, Dewey County, Florence, Hosmer, Montrose and Wessington Springs, will assist with projects totaling more than $15.3 million.

“I want to thank our community leaders for their continued investment in the betterment of their communities,” said Gov. Daugaard. “The CDBG program benefits local communities. Through this program, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is able to award grants to local governments for projects that help improve the quality of life in South Dakota.”

The CDBG awards include the following:

- Brown County received a $515,000 grant to assist Safe Harbor with the construction of the new domestic abuse facility in Aberdeen.
- Dewey County received a $515,000 grant to assist T.C. and G Water Association to improve its rural water distribution system.
- Florence is making improvements to the water distribution and wastewater system and will utilize a $515,000 grant to assist with the improvements to the wastewater system portion.
- Hosmer received a $515,000 grant to assist with improvements with the wastewater system and collection ponds.
- Montrose received a $515,000 grant to assist with the construction of storm drainage improvements to eliminate flooding that occurs frequently in the city.
- Wessington Springs received a $237,500 grant to assist with water and wastewater infrastructure improvements while they restore the street surface, replace sidewalks, and install curb and gutter to provide improved drainage of Main Street.

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/finance.


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