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GROW South Dakota Community Programs

School Projects

GROW South Dakota built and renovated two schools with two additional schools in progress to meet a critical education need for underserved populations in distressed areas of South Dakota. The project used an innovative financial structure by creating Limited Liability Companies (LLC) that utilized New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), a program designed to attract private investment in community and economic development efforts in distressed communities. The LLCs were able to build/renovate the Rockyford and Batesland elementary schools and are currently working on Wolf Creek elementary school and a high school career and technical education center. All schools are on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota. Under the arrangement, the LLCs lease the facilities to the school district for a period of time. Both Rockyford and Batesland schools have been transferred back to the school district. Without the financial structure offered by GROW South Dakota, the school district would not otherwise be able to access the NMTC funds. The school projects increase educational resources for students and also create and retain hundreds of jobs in the Oglala Lakota County School District.

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GROW South Dakota can provide a one-time per household emergency assistance grant to help individuals/families pay for rent, utilities, or other emergency needs.  Income and program guidelines may apply.  **FUNDING IS LIMITED and may not always be available in all these counties - Please contact GROW SD for fundin... Learn More
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GROW SD, as Intermediary of a Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grant, supports the efforts of the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition and commits staff and resources to implement technical assistance, training and capacity building.  The coalition is designed to increase sustainability and individual effectivenes... Learn More
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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