LAIC Recives Child Care Grant

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced multiple recipients of Governor Kristi Noem’s Investment Plan for Child Care.


Twenty-eight planning grants have been awarded across the state, totaling $1.13 million dollars.  Recipients of the grants include the Lake Area Improvement Corporation in Madison, Boys and Girls Club of Moody County and Salem Economic Development Corporation.  

The funds will be used to expand child care opportunities across South Dakota through innovative strategies and detailed plans.


Applicant ideas included creating career pathways to improving child care workforce, creating coalitions and partnerships, offsetting costs, and creating a business accelerator for potential owners of child care centers.


Recipients awarded:


  • Aberdeen – Aberdeen Development Corporation
  • Brookings – Boys and Girls Club of Brookings
  • Burke – Burke Business Promotion Corporation
  • Clear Lake – Clear Lake Area Development
  • Custer – Custer Area Economic Development Corporation
  • DeSmet – DeSmet Development Corporation
  • Flandreau – Boys and Girls Club of Moody County
  • Freeman – Freeman Community Development Corporation
  • Gayville – Gayville Volin School District
  • Highmore – City of Highmore
  • Madison – Lake Area Improvement Corporation
  • Milbank – Grant County Development Corporation
  • Miller – On Hand Development Corporation
  • Mission – Rosebud Economic Development Corporation
  • Mobridge – Mobridge Economic Development Corporation
  • Murdo – Murdo Economic Development Corporation
  • Pierre – Pierre Economic Development Corporation
  • Platte – Platte Development Corporation
  • Rapid City – Elevate Rapid City
  • Rapid City – Kindred Spirits LLC
  • Redfield – Grow Spink, Inc.
  • Salem – Salem Economic Development Corporation
  • Sioux Falls – Sioux Falls Development Foundation
  • Spearfish – Spearfish Economic Development Corporation
  • Tabor – Sacred Heart School
  • Vermillion – Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company
  • Watertown – Watertown Development Corporation
  • Yankton – Yankton Thrive