Looking for financial relief from the effects of the COVID-19? The State of South Dakota has money to give you. If you are a small business or nonprofit, this is your weekend. Gather your information, collect your documents, and get ready to apply when applications open on Monday, December 14.
South Dakota received $1.25 billion in Coronavirus relief funds (CRF) from the federal government and Governor Kristi Noem allocated $400 million of that for grants to small businesses and nonprofit organizations. But after completing round one, the state still has $106 million left to disburse by December 30.
Krista Atyeo-Gortmaker of the Grant County Development Corporation encourages everyone to apply. She says, “If you haven’t applied, this is your chance. If you have already applied, you’re still eligible for the second round. What’s nice is, if you reapply, you don’t need to fill out everything again. The system automatically does a lot of it for you.”
Applications for round two open on December 14 and close on December 30. Applications must demonstrate the costs were coronavirus related and occurred from September through November 2020. The largest grant available is $500,000.
Go to covid.sd.gov to determine your eligibility and to fill out your application. Click on Small Business & Healthcare Grants. You can also check the status of a grant already in progress. Questions? Need assistance? Call 605.937.7243 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.