With more than $2,467.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $2,068.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in South Dakota. There are 21,573 business establishments in the state of South Dakota, and they break down to the following:

South Dakota Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 12,377 registered businesses in South Dakota have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 3,725 registered businesses in South Dakota have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 2,351 registered businesses in South Dakota have 10-19 employees.
  • 1,853 registered businesses in South Dakota have 20-99 employees.
  • 526 registered businesses in South Dakota have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 741 registered businesses in South Dakota have over 500 employees.

South Dakota Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 1,782 registered businesses in South Dakota are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 1,024 registered businesses in South Dakota are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 2,385 registered businesses in South Dakota are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 2,681 registered businesses in South Dakota are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 31,000 farms in the state of South Dakota.

Starting and managing a small business in South Dakota is not an easy task. Over $10,453,529,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of South Dakota and more than 1,979 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in South Dakota, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in South Dakota, contact South Dakota financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in South Dakota are browsing from the following cities: Hayti, Corona, Winner, Allen, Lesterville, Andover, Owanka, Kennebec, Viborg, Orient

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Announcement for Program Funding – SOUTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD MULTI 22 NOFO0001167
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Award Competition for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Kentucky, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and South Dakota (apply)

Funding Number: 2022 NIST MEP 01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 – SOUTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD CIG 21 NOFO0001102
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $75,000
Conservation Collaboration Grants Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – SOUTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD CCG 21 NOFO0001099
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Conservation Collaboration Grants Agreements FY 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – SOUTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD CCCA 21 NOFO0001098
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
NRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 – State of South Dakota (SD) (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS SD CIG 20 GEN0010787
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture
Funding Amount: $75,000
Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Activities in South Dakota (apply)

Funding Number: BOR MB 20 N004
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $61,000
Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Announcement for Program Funding – MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, and SOUTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MULTI CCG 20 GEN0010740
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Promoting grassland conservation and management through ranching in the South Dakota Prairie Pothole Region (apply)

Funding Number: F19AS00271
Agency: Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $60,000
2017 Prairie Pothole Joint Venture Implementation Plan conservation delivery in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota (apply)

Funding Number: F19AS00259
Agency: Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $75,000

 

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