Informational meetings on the Ethanol Blender Pump Grants available in South Dakota will be held at two locations this week:
- Wednesday, April 21, 3 p.m. at the Sioux Falls VFW
- Thursday, April 24, 3 p.m. at the Aberdeen VFW
The meetings will include information on the benefits of ethanol, the grant program, tactical issues and success stories from other South Dakota retailers who have installed blender pumps.
Retailers can receive a $10,000 grant per newly installed blender pump. The funds have been made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Blender pumps are a critical part of South Dakota’s effort to energize local economies, better the environment and to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Please contact your local fuel retailer and express your interest in having a choice at pump.
The grants have a very thin timeline with the application deadline being May 21.
Be sure to check out the South Dakota Tourism’s website for complete information.