Grants Division

Grants Division



Dave Yuhas, CPA
Deputy Finance Director - Grants and Financial Reporting

Jamie Toennies, Grants Division Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Main Office:

Katie Pavel
Grants Development Coordinator
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Phone: 605-394-4143

The City of Rapid City has a Grants Division made up of staff who work to secure external funding for the city. The Division is primarily responsible for seeking grant opportunities.

The City’s Grants Division is unable to provide direct grant assistance to individuals and/or community organizations.

The goals of the Grants Division are to:
• increase the City’s capacity to compete for grants and federal funding,
• promote collaborative efforts between citizens, departments, nonprofits, businesses, contractors, sub-recipients, and stakeholders,
• increase grant-related revenue,
• limit the City’s exposure to any grant-related legal liability,
• and improve the efficiency and impact of programs and services funded through grant dollars.

The Grants Division is responsible for major grant-related functions:
1. Locating grant funding based on priorities identified by various departments, city leaders, and community members.
2. Acting as a central hub and liaison for the coordination of efforts amongst stakeholders and departments.
3. Identify match and in-kind match funding sources.
4. Conduct monitoring, evaluations, risk assessments, technical assistance, and tracking to ensure fiscal and programmatic compliance.
5. Assistance with administering grants and Federal Funding for departments without appropriate management staff.
6. Update the public on grant-related matters.
7. Write and assist with grant applications to secure federal, state, local and, other sources of grant funding.

Helpful Links:
• City of Rapid City’s Uniform Grant Guidance Policies/Procedures
• Grants Dashboard (coming soon)
• Requests for Proposals
          pdf ** PRO Housing Grant Application** (243 KB)

Resources for Organizations Seeking Grant Funding

Free Resources
Rapid City Public Library  offers free access to Candid Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. has an Online Learning Center with tutorials and webinars on various topics. You can also sign up for their monthly newsletter, which provides tips and updates. If you plan to apply for federal grants, you should visit this site months in advance of a deadline to go ahead and register your organization to be able to apply. There are a few processes involved, including obtaining a UEI number and registering with These approvals can take up to a month.



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