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Sioux Falls, SD uses grant program to meet goals of Sustainability Master Plan

Sioux Falls, SD – The City of Sioux Falls uses its Sustainable Community Nonprofit Grant Program, a Public Works initiative, to encourage nonprofit organizations to help the City meet its Sustainability Master Plan goals by offering up to $10,000 in funding for projects that qualify. Total funding is limited to $10,000. The 2019 application deadline is March 1 and award recipient(s) will be notified on April 1.

Projects must work toward advancing at least one of the following goals within the Sustainability Master Plan: 

  • Waste Minimization: Improve community health and safety by providing programs, education, and leadership to reduce waste generation; increase innovative waste diversion programs; and appropriately manage toxic and hazardous materials.
  • Water Resources: Wisely manage local and regional water, wastewater, and storm water to create a high-quality sustainable system.
  • Energy: Utilize clean, efficient, and reliable energy for the city and community as a whole.
  • Transportation: Provide an efficient, multimodal, and cost-effective transportation system that offers increasingly clean measures for all users.
  • Built and Natural Environment: Promote sustainable land use and development to manage growth while conserving the environment and natural resources.
  • Community Vitality: Promote health and wellness by encouraging businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to improve the community’s triple bottom line.

“Sioux Falls is home to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations that are all working hard to help enhance our community. We want to partner with these organizations to identify common goals and continue to make Sioux Falls a sustainable place to live, work, and play,” says Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Sexe.
For additional information:
Jessica Sexe
Sustainability Coordinator, City of Sioux Falls

For resources and tools related to sustainability, visit the Center for Sustainability (C4S)and C4S Toolkit.