HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 2009-03
Sheryl Miller
(605) 330-4223

For Release
February 19, 2009


SIOUX FALLS - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced the Obama Administration is awarding $727,695 in grants to two local homeless providers and the State of South Dakota. HUD grants offer homeless individuals and families a wide range of housing and support services.

"With the foreclosure and unemployment crisis looming, millions of families - both homeowners and renters - are in danger of losing their homes so we must focus substantial resources to help those families find stable housing," said Donovan. "The grants being awarded today, along with the recovery plan's additional $1.5 billion, will offer a critical lifeline to those persons and families who, after a foreclosure or job loss, might otherwise be faced with
homelessness. Today we are announcing an unprecedented commitment to fund programs that have a proven track record of providing real housing solutions for our most vulnerable neighbors."

HUD's funding is provided in two ways:

  • Continuum of Care Grants provide permanent and transitional housing to homeless persons. In addition, Continuum grants fund important services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. More than $1.5 billion in Continuum of Care grants are awarded competitively to local programs to meet the needs of their homeless clients. Continuum grants fund a wide variety of programs from street outreach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families.

  • Emergency Shelter Grants provide funds for the operation of local shelters and fund related social service and homeless prevention programs. Emergency Shelter Grants are allocated based on a formula to state and local governments to create, improve and operate emergency shelters for homeless persons. These funds may also support essential services including job training, health care, drug/alcohol treatment, childcare and homelessness prevention activities. By helping to support emergency shelter, transitional housing and needed support services, Emergency Shelter Grants are designed to move homeless persons away from a life on the street toward permanent housing

HUD Grants for South Dakota Homeless:

South Dakota Statewide Continuum of Care

My Home/Cayman Court Renewal



Shelter Plus Care I



Shelter Plus Care II





South Dakota Emergency Shelter Grants

State Program





This year, HUD launched a new electronic grant submission process called e-snaps. This new electronic system
allows applicants to store their submissions as they work on them and significantly reduces the time it takes HUD
staff to review these applications. It also saves considerable effort by avoiding burdensome and time-consuming
data entry. In the end, e-snaps will streamline and accelerate the process of awarding HUD grant to local homeless programs across the country.


NOTE:For information on how the grantee will administer the funding or for information on a specific local project, please contact the SD Housing for Homeless Consortium at South Dakota Housing Development Authority. See

Reference Key:

*SHPR: Supportive Housing Program renewal grant designed to develop supportive housing and services that will
allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Through SHP, homeless individuals will achieve
residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or their incomes. These grants are designed to move people away from a life on the street toward self-sufficiency.

*S+CR: Shelter Plus Care renewal grant is designed to provide housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless individuals with disabilities, primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic problems with alcohol
and drugs, and AIDS.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunitiesfor low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws.More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and

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