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GROW SD Partners with State Farm® for Purchase Wisely, Live Safely Initiative

Monday, February 22, 2021

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GROW South Dakota was awarded a Good Neighbor Citizenship grant from State Farm® for its Purchase Wisely, Live Safely Initiative. This initiative will enhance the potential for households to move through the home buying process successfully. Preparing homeowners for the expectations of applying for a home loan, raise awareness and give specific guides on how to proactively develop a personalized plan to keep their homes healthy and safe. Home safety is critical now when more people are spending additional time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maureen Nelson, GROW SD Project Director said, “we are thankful for the partnership with State Farm to offer our clients valuable information to help them be successful homeowners.”

“State Farm is committed to maintaining the vibrancy of our communities by assisting nonprofits that support affordable housing, first-time homeownership and financial literacy—GROW South Dakota checks all the boxes in this space,” said Sisseton State Farm Agent Katie Ceroll. “State Farm is proud to give GROW South Dakota an $8,000 grant this year in support of the Purchase Wisely, Live Safely Initiative.”

To date, State Farm has awarded GROW South Dakota more than $25,000 in support of their Community Development programs.

Anyone interested in preparing to become a homeowner is encouraged to contact GROW SD at, (605) 698-7654. Visit for more information.

About State Farm®: The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,200 agents and 59,000 employees serve approximately 84 million policies and accounts – over 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and over 2 million financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2020 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit

GROW SOUTH DAKOTA is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Provider, and Employer Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 20250-9410.

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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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