LAIC Receives Child Care Grant

Earlier this week, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced multiple awardees of Governor Kristi Noem’s Investment Plan for Child Care, totaling over $3.7 million.


Over 40 different entities across the state applied for this latest round of grant funding, with 13 awardees named including the Lake Area Improvement Corporation in Madison


There are several types of projects that were awarded funding to expand the number of slots available in communities. These include projects aimed at improving the child care workforce, strengthening coalitions and partnerships to create after-school programs, and creating a business accelerator for potential owners.


These plans, along with the work of these communities, will retain over 595 current slots and will allow for over 2,460 new child care slots.


Recipients awarded:


  • Boys & Girls Club of Brookings
  • Burke Business Promotion Council
  • City of Highmore
  • Elevate Rapid City
  • Grow Spink, Inc., Redfield
  • Lake Area Improvement Corporation, Madison
  • McIntosh Community Daycare
  • Mobridge Economic Development Corporation
  • Murdo Development Corporation
  • Pierre Economic Development Corporation
  • Platte Development Corporation
  • Sioux Falls Development Corporation
  • Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company