SD Gov: Most of blender pump money awardedGov. Daugaard says that $755,000 of the available $950,000 in grant money has been awarded to South Dakota gasoline retailers.
PIERRE (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says applications have been received for this year's entire first round of grants to help pay for installation of ethanol blender pumps.
Daugaard says that $755,000 of the available $950,000 in grant money has been awarded to South Dakota gasoline retailers.
The Governor's Office of Economic Development began accepting grant applications on Jan. 9, and a majority of the funds were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The final 20 percent will be awarded competitively, and applications for those grants will be received until April 30.
Daugaard says the response shows the popularity of home-grown fuel such as ethanol. He says additional blends will create more jobs and help stabilize domestic fuel supplies.
Funding comes from a partnership between South Dakota Ethanol Producers and the state.