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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 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. View the tab for additional SD Ccommunity Action Agencies (listed below) if your county is listed. Please read each statemen... 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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The GROW South Dakota Organizations Have had a Remarkable Few Years!

Grow South Dakota deployed 172 down payment and closing cost loans for a total of $1.17 million, paired with $25.2 million in partner first mortgages.

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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 info@growsd.org