The South Dakota Department of Health (SDDoH) has announced the availability of grant funding to assist long-term care facilities in the state. The initiative, which is part of the department’s broader commitment to advancing health care services and access in the region, will provide financial support for the improvement of existing care facilities and the development of new ones.
The grant funds will be targeted at long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other residential care facilities. Eligible projects may include the renovation or construction of new long-term care facilities, the implementation of new technologies and improvements to existing facilities, and the expansion of long-term care services.
The SDDoH will issue the grant funds on a competitive basis, with priority given to projects that demonstrate both a need for the proposed services or improvements, and a plan for how the money will be utilized. The maximum award is $500,000, with a minimum requirement of $50,000 per project.
In announcing the grant program, SDDoH Secretary Mike Miller noted the importance of providing high-quality long-term care services to the state’s aging population. “We are committed to ensuring that all South Dakotans have access to the best possible care, regardless of their age or ability,” Miller said. “This grant program will help us to continue making progress towards this important goal.”
Applications for the grant funds must be submitted by June 30th. The SDDoH will make its final funding decisions by August 1st. For more information, including full application instructions, visit the department’s website at www.sddoh.gov.