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EDPP Provides Matching Funds to GROW South Dakota

Monday, June 01, 2015

GROW South Dakota has received a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Partnership Program. This serves as matching funds for USDA Rural Development loan funds which replenishes the organization’s business revolving loan fund.


The development and growth of GROW South Dakota’s statewide revolving loan fund focuses on serving those with the greatest need who are underrepresented, low-equity, or low-income. “GROW SD has designed and implemented strategies to improve our rural communities as a whole, through community capacity building, job creation, housing and economic development,” stated Lori Finnesand, GROW South Dakota Chief Executive Officer.Through the provision of affordable loan capital, GROW SD can assist underserved rural business owners and communities to push toward the goal of improving the livelihood of residents who choose to live in our small rural communities.


Pictured above from left to right are: Cherissa Wright (GOED), Kim Easland (GOED), Lori Finnesand (GROW SD), and Mark Nelson (GROW SD).

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.




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


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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