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Area Groups Meet in Pine Ridge

Monday, January 05, 2015

In September 2014, an advocacy group met in Pine Ridge to discuss and tour the new housing initiatives and challenges being faced in the Pine Ridge area.  GROW South Dakota was awarded a Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grant to support the efforts of the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition.  Recipients of the USDA Rural Development RCDI grant include: Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, South Dakota Housing Development Authority, Neighborworks Dakota Home Resources, Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial Inc., Four Bands Community Fund, Wild Horse Butte Community Development Corporation, Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership for Housing Inc., Lakota Fund Inc., and the Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority.  GROW South Dakota will act as the intermediary for the project and commit staff and resources to implement technical assistance, training and capacity building. These measures were designed to increase sustainability and individual effectiveness of the recipients and the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition over a three-year period. 


Pictured left to right: back row: Nick Tilsen, Mark Lauseng, Liz Welch, Star Means, Mike Walker, Lori Moen; middle row L-R; Elsie Meeks, Kim Clausen, Emma (Pinky) Clifford, Tawney Brunsch, Angie Johnson; front row L-R: Colleen Steele, Kim Claymore, Joy McCracken, Marcia Erickson. 

Category: GROW SD

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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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