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South Dakota communities named for child care grant

Pavel Danilyuk

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, or GOED, announced Tuesday the communities slated to receive child care investments.

In total, 28 grants are going out to communities and organizations of all sizes across the state, from Sioux Falls to Murdo. Total funding adds up to well over $1 million.

Applicant organizations pitched ideas to improve local child care workforce, how to offset costs, and creating more opportunities for potential child care service owners.

Officials with GOED say they received applications from every corner of the state, reflecting the major need for child care answers in the state.

The following communities and organizations have been named recipients:

  • Aberdeen – Aberdeen Development Corporation
  • Brookings – Boys and Girls Club of Brookings
  • Burke – Burke Business Promotion Corporation
  • Clear Lake - Clear Lake Area Development
  • Custer – Custer Area Economic Development Corporation
  • DeSmet – DeSmet Development Corporation
  • Flandreau – Boys and Girls Club of Moody County
  • Freeman – Freeman Community Development Corporation
  • Gayville – Gayville Volin School District
  • Highmore – City of Highmore
  • Madison – Lake Area Improvement Corporation
  • Milbank – Grant County Development Corporation
  • Miller – On Hand Development Corporation
  • Mission – Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
  • Mobridge – Mobridge Economic Development Corporation
  • Murdo – Murdo Economic Development Corporation
  • Pierre – Pierre Economic Development Corporation
  • Platte – Platte Development Corporation
  • Rapid City – Elevate Rapid City
  • Rapid City – Kindred Spirits LLC
  • Redfield – Grow Spink, Inc.
  • Salem – Salem Economic Development Corporation
  • Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls Development Foundation
  • Spearfish – Spearfish Economic Development Corporation
  • Tabor – Sacred Heart School
  • Vermillion – Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company
  • Watertown – Watertown Development Corporation
  • Yankton – Yankton Thrive
C.J. Keene is a Rapid City-based journalist covering the legal system, education, and culture