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Funding Available Through the CARES Act for Nonprofits and Units of Local Government

For Immediate Release


April 7, 2020

SDHDA Contact: Mark Lauseng

Funding Available Through the CARES Act for Nonprofits and Units of Local Government to Provide Emergency Shelter and Homelessness Prevention

PIERRE, SD – South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is inviting nonprofits and units of local government to submit applications for funding from the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program.

Per the CARES Act, South Dakota has initially received an allocation of $2,199,893 of special ESG program funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance; and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

To expediate funding, SDHDA will be accepting applications until April 17, 2020, with awards to be made by April 24, 2020. The ESG program allocation plan and application can be found on SDHDA’s website at SDHDA will open the regular 2020 ESG application cycle in May with applications due May 29, 2020. Agencies should keep in mind available funding under both allocations and apply based on their capacity to administer the funds.

For more information, contact Denise Albertson at 605.773.3181 or


About South Dakota Housing Development Authority: South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) was created by the South Dakota legislature in 1973 with a stated mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low- and moderate-income South Dakotans. SDHDA is a self-supporting, nonprofit entity. SDHDA utilizes housing bonds, tax credits and other federal and state resources to fund housing programs that provide mortgage and downpayment assistance, housing construction and rehabilitation, homelessness prevention and rental assistance. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. For more information, visit

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