The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), helps develop viable communities by providing funds for a wide range of community needs, including water and wastewater infrastructure, community centers, medical centers, workforce training, senior centers; and for industrial infrastructure that will assist businesses creating new job opportunities for low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals.
South Dakota’s annual allocation of CDBG funds is separated into three separate accounts.
The Community Projects account is available for a range of community development needs, and typical projects include water and wastewater infrastructure, community centers, workforce training, medical centers, and senior centers.
The Special Projects account helps communities provide the industrial infrastructure they need to assist businesses creating new jobs for low- and moderate-income individuals.
The Imminent Threat account helps communities address an urgent, recent issue that poses a risk to the health and safety of its residents.
Eligible projects must meet at least one of the State’s program objectives:
GOED is allotted up to 15% of its annual CDBG allocation for eligible job training activities and will accept applications on an ongoing basis. Training should predominantly benefit LMI persons and assist individuals in gaining full-time employment in South Dakota.
Applicants should work with their local planning district to apply. Deadlines are April 1 and October 1.