Emergency shelter grants available

Emergency shelter grants available The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) announces the availability of $328,700 under the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) Program for fiscal year 2003.

The ESG Program is specifically intended to assist, improve, or expand existing emergency housing shelters servicing homeless individuals and families. Funding awards may be used for specific activities in support

of homeless shelters including:

renovation/major rehabilitation/ conversion; maintenance and operating costs; provision of related essential social services; and homeless prevention activities.

The 2003 SDHDA ESG Program Administrative Plan and the application are available for distribution and may be obtained by accessing them on the SDHDA homepage at www.sdhda. org, by requesting a copy via e-mail to lisab@sdhda.org, by calling (605) 773-3181, or writing to SDHDA at P.O. Box 1237, Pierre, SD 57501-1237. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 21.

SDHDA is an independent, quasi-public agency that finances and develops affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income residents throughout South Dakota. SDHDA is totally self-supporting and receives no tax money, appropriations, or other funding from the state. SDHDA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, handicapped, familial status or national origin.

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