The South Dakota State Historical Society recently awarded nearly $63,000 in grants for five historic preservation projects including the Odd Fellows Home in Dell Rapids. This is the 17th year for the grants, which come from Deadwood gambling revenue set aside for historic preservation in the state. The grants are awarded twice a year. The next deadline is October 1.
On November 9th, the South Dakota Games, Fish & Parks Department announced that Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) money to Dell Rapids. Awarded was $38,000 to go towards the City Park Playground Project. Land and Water Conservation Funds come from the National Park Service and are administered in South Dakota by the state Department of Game, Fish and Parks. http://gfp.sd.gov/news/news/november/9.aspx