Black Hills Council prepared a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding application that was awarded in 2015 in the amount of $81,231. This grant was used by Hermosa to relocate an existing duplex out of the Battle Creek floodway and to a new location not prone to flooding. The remaining land was then converted to perpetual open space.
In 2014 Black Hills Council prepared a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the Hot Springs Ambulance Service that was funded in the amount of $412,000. This grant was used to partially fund the construction of a new 13,000 square foot ambulance center on Highway 71 in Hot Springs. Construction of this new facility was completed in 2016 and includes areas devoted to administration and training, staff housing, and ambulance storage bays.
Black Hills Council prepared a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant application for Meade County which was funded in 2014 in the amount of approximately $298,000. The grant was used by the County to increase pedestrian and student safety by constructing a series of sidewalks connecting Black Hawk Elementary School to surrounding residential neighborhoods.
Black Hills Council prepared a Drinking Water Facilities Funding Application (DWFFA) that was funded in 2015 in the amount of $3,890,000 for an extensive City water project. Over half of the award was as grant with the remainder awarded as a low interest loan. The project consists of various well improvements, construction of a water treatment facility, and construction of a new elevated storage tank.
Black Hills Council prepared a $1,695,000 Drinking Water Facilities Funding Application for the Town of Buffalo that was awarded in 2015 with $600,000 of grant funds and the balance as a low interest loan. This funding was used by the Town to replace all old, failing cast iron and asbestos cement water mains in the community.