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GROW South Dakota Community Programs

Emergency Services

GROW SD offers emergency services in the following South Dakota counties:  Beadle, Brown, Campbell, Day, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, McPherson, Marshall, Potter, Roberts, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Walworth. 

If you do not see your county listed above, view the list of South Dakota Community Action Agencies to determine which agency serves your county.


Please read each statement and select the application that best fits your needs.


**Have you been financially impacted DUE to or DURING the COVID Pandemic? If yes, APPLY ONLINE to the SD Cares Housing Assistance Program.  Be sure to provide documentation of how income has been lost, proof of income, a copy of your ID, and documentation of expenses owed. Click here, for more information. 

**If you haven't lost income, but are in need of assistance with your rent, utilities, food, medical/health, etc, please print and complete this APPLICATION and return it to GROW SD.  Funds are limited, and you must meet income and program eligibility to receive assistance.



If you are looking for assistance with your utilities, please print and complete this APPLICATION, and return it to GROW SD.  Make sure to include all items listed on the cover sheet of the application.  Funds are limited, and you must meet income eligibility to receive assistance.

**Are you DELINQUENT on your MORTGAGE?  If yes APPLY ONLINE to the SD Cares Housing Assistance Program.  Requirements for this program:  income at or below 100% AMI, be financially impacted by COVID-19, owe past-due mortgage and/or utilities, be a SD resident, your home must be single-family, owner-occupied, and your primary residence.  Click here, for more information. 


GROW SD's Emergency Assistance Program is for individuals and families to help with past due rent, utilities, and other minor expenses, depending on the funding available.  FUNDING IS LIMITED and may not always be available in all of our counties, please contact GROW SD for funding availability**


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A Half-Century of Serving South Dakotans

For more than half a century, the three nonprofit organizations comprising GROW South Dakota have fulfilled a vision of “GROWing sustainable communities through housing, community and economic development.” In 1966 the Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (NESDCAP) was established as a Community Action Agency in the War on Poverty and has served thousands in 17 counties with emergency services as well as various housing programs.

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GROW South Dakota

GROW South Dakota
104 Ash Street East | Sisseton, SD  57262
Phone (605) 698-7654 | Fax (605) 698-3038