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Gov. Daugaard Awards Six Community Development Block Grants

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded more than $3.4 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to six projects throughout South Dakota. Blunt, Faith, Lake Andes, Langford, Newell and Veblen will use the approved monies to help fund projects totaling almost $10 million.

“CDBG funds assist projects that improve living conditions for our state’s residents,” said Gov. Daugaard. “These six grants are in addition to eight other grants awarded in December. Because we have so many community-minded leaders who continue to prove their commitment to their towns and cities, we’ve now awarded more than $6 million for projects totaling more than $23 million, and that’s something I think we can all be proud of.”

The CDBG awards include the following:

• The city of Blunt will use a $515,000 grant to make improvements to the city's wastewater infrastructure and treatment lagoons.
• The city of Faith was approved for a $515,000 grant to upgrade its wastewater system.
• The city of Lake Andes was approved for a $750,000 grant to upgrade the city's wastewater system.
• The town of Langford will use a $565,000 grant for construction of a new drinking water storage system and increase the capacity of the city's water infrastructure.
• The city of Newell was approved for a $324,370 grant to assist with replacing the city's water mains.
• The city of Veblen will use a $765,000 grant to make improvements to its wastewater infrastructure and collection ponds.

The CDBG program provides local governments with funding to complete projects that improve living conditions. The CDBG program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

For more information about the CDBG program and other financing programs offered through the GOED, please visit


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