The grants are available to 4-H clubs, FFA Chapters, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapters for the purpose of demonstrating the importance of rural communities and working together. The basic grant is used for community improvement projects and is limited to $750 per project. The safety grant is used for safety projects and is limited to $200 per project.
"The BOSDRC grant application deadline is approaching on October 31st," said Terri LaBrie Baker, Loan Administrator with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. "This is a competitive grant program and over the last few years, we have really seen some great community projects!"
Any 4-H club or FFA/FCCLA chapter in South Dakota can apply for the grant. Applications are due by Oct. 31 and awards are announced at the end of November.
Applications for the BOSDRC grants are available on the department's Web site at www.state.sd.us/doa/ag_dev/loan or by calling 605-773-5436.