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SDDOT Awards Economic Development Grants
South Dakota Ag Connection - 12/04/2018

The South Dakota Transportation Commission has awarded $4.7 million in economic development grants for infrastructure improvements in smaller communities in South Dakota.

The economic development grant program funds awarded at the Transportation Commission meeting will improve roads leading to schools, main business areas, hospitals, grain elevators and other economic areas in the communities. The grants pay for 80 percent of the construction costs, up to a maximum of $600,000.

Communities receiving grant awards this year are:

Agri-Business Grants:

Lyman County - $600,000 for 306th Avenue, which will provide access to the Dakota Mill & Grain facility.

Beadle County - $400,000 for 383rd Avenue, which will provide access to the Lazy J Dairy.

Community Access Grants:

City of Avon - $600,000 for Main Street, which serves the elevator and a business area.

City of Bridgewater - $258,000 for 6th Street and Poplar Avenue, which serves the school.

City of Clear Lake - $340,000 for 2nd Street, 2nd Avenue S, and 3rd Street, which serves the elevator.

City of Dell Rapids - $600,000 for 7th Street, which serves a business area.

Town of Humboldt - $600,000 for Main Street, which serves the school.

City of Irene - $340,000 for State Street and Dickerson Avenue, which serves the school.

Oglala Sioux Tribe - $600,000 for Crazy Horse School Drive in Wanblee, which serves the school.

City of Whitewood - $400,000 for Laurel Street, which serves the school and a business area.

More information regarding the grant programs and the process for applying can be found on the department's website at or by contacting Paula Huizenga at 605-773-6253 or Doug Kinniburgh at 605-773-4284.

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