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GROW SD Receives Wells Fargo Grant for Homebuyer Education

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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The Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program dba GROW South Dakota recently received a $7,500 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation’s Homeownership Counseling Grant Program to support homebuyer education and counseling. The Wells Fargo Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the GROW SD homebuyer education program.

The grant will serve more than 125 participants who will receive homeownership counseling and financial education, which will help them to improve their credit scores, reduce personal debt and build their savings to reach the dream of buying a home. Participants will also learn how to build assets, access mainstream financial services, and gain the information they need to make sound financial decisions for themselves and their families.

GROW SD homebuyer education customers report success after receiving support. In follow-up surveys, more than half report creating and/or maintaining a budget; more than one-third paid down debt; and 20% cleared up items on their credit report. In addition, 95% purchased a home within their budget after their counseling and education. Wells Fargo funding has been integral to these results.

GROW SD continues to find solutions that create opportunities for South Dakota residents to achieve their dream of home ownership. More information can be found at, or contact us at 605-698-7654.

GROW SD is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider, and Employer. It has served South Dakota communities since 1966. The organization excels at providing housing, community, and economic development to 10,000 customers annually. GROW South Dakota consists of three separate private nonprofit agencies.

For more information about GROW South Dakota’s housing and business development programs and services, please visit our website at or call (605) 698-7654.

Category: GROW SD

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The GROW South Dakota Organizations Have had a Remarkable Few Years!

NESDCAP, our founding agency, celebrated 54 years in 2020 and met various housing needs including completing 170 home improvement projects impacting more than 342 individuals and providing emergency financial assistance, including food and utilities assistance, to 649 individuals in 250 households.

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GROW South Dakota
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