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Grants available to 4-H clubs, FFA, FCCLA

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announces that grant funding is now available through the Building Our South Dakota Rural Communities (BOSDRC) grant program.

Grants are open to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders (FCCLA) of America chapters. The grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value of organizations that work together to improve rural life.

Two types of grants are available. The basic grant is used for community improvement projects and is limited to $750 per project. The safety grant is used for projects that enhance public safety and is limited to $200 per project.

Any 4-H club, FFA or FCCLA chapter in South Dakota can apply for the BOSDRC grant. Applications are due by Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. Grant awardees will be announced at the end of November.

All applications must be submitted on the approved forms for Fiscal Year 2014. Grant application forms are available at http://sdda.sd.gov under the agricultural development tab and click on finance programs or call Terri LaBrie at 605-773-5436.

Agriculture is South Dakota's number one industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve, and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SDAgDept and Twitter @SDAgriculture.

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