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Federal Tipoffs Involving South Dakota Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 5 items )  

S.D. U.S. Attorney: Former Tribal Chair Sentenced for Embezzlement Scheme
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota, Ron Parsons, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a former Chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe was sentenced for his role in a scheme involving the embezzlement of tribal funds by former elected tribal officials. Chief U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange presided over the sentencing hearing on June 16, 2020. Brandon Sazue, age 46, the former elected chai  more

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to South Dakota Small Businesses
SACRAMENTO, California, June 23 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release: Small nonfarm businesses in nine South Dakota counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center-West. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by excessive moisture and flooding in the   more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $800,000 to Establish Revolving Loan Fund to Support Business Recovery Efforts Near Opportunity Zone in South Dakota Counties
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on June 22: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding an $800,000 grant to the South Eastern Development Foundation, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to capitalize a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) that will provide gap financing to businesses in a six-county region impacted by 2019 floods and storms. The EDA grant project, to be locate  more

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in South Dakota
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the following news release on June 22: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced South Dakota has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures. Background: South Dakota   more

USDA Provides Additional $2.8 Million to Support Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression in Western States
WASHINGTON, June 23 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued the following news release: USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is providing $2.8 million in additional funding to support grasshopper and Mormon cricket suppression in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming as a result of higher than normal populations due to a warm, dry spring. APHIS had originally allocated approximately $2.6 m  more