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Transportation Economic Development Grants - Industrial Park and Agri-Business Grants

Grants to South Dakota Local Governments for
Economic Development through Expanded Road Access

GrantWatch ID#: 174619
Agency Type:

State

South Dakota Department of Transportation

10/15/16

Grants to South Dakota local government units and industrial development corporations to promote economic development through enhanced roads and transportation access. Funding is available for projects that increase road access to commercial agricultural facilities and new industrial parks.

Program Areas:

1) Agribusiness Access - The Department of Transportation Agri-Business Access Grants Program is a means for local governments to address road needs associated with new agri-business, such as ethanol plants, large scale elevators, etc. In many cases, these new agribusinesses create additional truck traffic that an existing road may not be built to take.

2) Industrial Park - The Department of Transportation Industrial Park Program is a means to assist cities and towns who have a new industry coming to their community and need new or expanded access to the industry.

Up to $400,000

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment for the start of actual construction of the industrial or economic development facility within six months of the date of commission approval, or provide evidence that the new construction or expansion of an industrial or economic development facility that meets other program criteria has been documented within the past year.

Agri-Business Access Grants:
Applications are to be submitted by a local unit of government (city, town, township, county, or tribe).

Applications are reviewed based on the following criteria:
- Commitment for the start of actual construction of the industrial or economic development facility within six months of the date of commission approval; or
- Evidence that new construction or expansion of an industrial or economic development facility that meets other program criteria has been documented within the past year and that previous grants have not been obtained based on the same justification;
- Planning and consideration was given to location based on its impact to the current infrastructure (i.e., roads, bridges, water, sanitary sewer, etc.);
- A minimum of five new jobs will be created by the industrial or economical development; and
- There is a minimum committed capital investment of at least five times the required state participation costs.

Industrial Park Road:
Applications are to be submitted by a local unit of government, an Industrial Development Corporation, or an equivalent organization.

Applications are reviewed based on the following criteria:
- The commitment for start of construction of the industrial or economic development facility is within six months of the date of commission approval or;
- Evidence that new construction or expansion of an industrial or economic development facility that meets all other program criteria has been documented within the past year and that previous grants have not been obtained based on the same justification.
- There is a minimum committed capital investment of at least five times the required state participation costs.
- The total employment for all facilities in the industrial park or development projects should be at least 50.
- A minimum of five new jobs will be created by the development.

Project Requirements:
- Designed in accordance with the South Dakota Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges
- Must comply with the American's with Disabilities Act
- Funds cannot be used for routine maintenance
- Must have plans and specifications stamped by a registered professional engineer

Applications are due April 15, July 15, or October 15, or consideration at the May, August, and November Commission meeting for final approval.

Application Should Include:
- Clear map showing the project location
- Engineer's Estimate
- Resolution of support from the local sponsor

These programs provide for 60% of the construction costs of the project, not including engineering or utility work.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Paula Huizenga, Grants Program Engineer
605.773.6253
paula.huizenga@state.sd.us

South Dakota Department of Transportation
Becker-Hansen Building
700 E. Broadway Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

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USA: South Dakota

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