Sisseton, SD — In recognition of winning a 2015 Bush Prize for Community Innovation, this grant will advance this organization's charitable mission
GROW South Dakota knows that a little help can go a long way. Through an innovative program that provides financial and technical assistance, GROW South Dakota has sparked growth in 14 rural communities and developed a thriving network that actively shares best practices for housing, community and economic development.
Understanding that small communities often struggle to invest in economic development, GROW South Dakota helps build the capacity and expertise of local leadership. Its efforts have supported the development of a wind farm, dozens of manufacturing jobs, local revolving loan funds and new recreational trails. As job opportunities in the area develop, GROW South Dakota provides the technical assistance small communities need to develop and rehab critically needed housing.
The nationally known NeighborWorks® America organization recently gave GROW South Dakota an “exemplary” rating for its consistent and remarkable track record of strong, supportive relationships with the communities the agency is working to advance.