Local economic development programs can vary greatly from one community to another. To help community leaders better understand the economic development process and gain perspective as to the extent of local efforts, three program classifications have been established by which local officials can self-assess their respective levels of economic development preparedness. The classifications include: Basic Level, Intermediate Level, Advanced Level.
The South Dakota Housing Development Authority, working through local partnerships, helps provide decent, healthy and safe housing opportunities to those in need including low-income and moderate income families.
The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) which is administered by the GOED can provide grants to incorporated municipalities and counties in South Dakota (Sioux Falls and Rapid City excluded) to assist with public facilities and improvements including water, sewer and treatment facilities. Follow the link below to learn more about the CDBG Program.
The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources has funding to assist with solid waste management, drinking water projects and more. Follow the link below to get a complete listing of applicable DENR programs.
The Governor's Office of Economic Development's Local Infrastructure Improvement Program may provide grants to assist in funding the construction or reconstruction of infrastructure for the purpose of serving economic development projects. Details on this program can be found at the link below.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has programs to assist with the construction of roads that serve as primary access to agriculture and industrial projects, construction or reconstruction of major streets and other transportation needs. Details on DOT's various assistance programs can be found at the link below.
The Governor's Office of Economic Development's Economic Development Partnership Program is designed to provide matching grants to assist in funding equipment, new staff, or to elevate existing part-time staff, and help establish new revolving loan programs for the purpose of developing or expanding local economic development efforts. Details on this program can be found at the link below.