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Rounds Secures Wins for South Dakota in First of Two FY2024 Appropriations Bills

Bill Passed This Week Includes Nearly $150 Million for South Dakota

WASHINGTON –The United States Senate passed the first of two appropriations bills, which funds six of the twelve areas of government through the end of the fiscal year. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, which passed the Senate 75-22 with the support of U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Rounds was able to secure $149.5 million in funding for projects that will go directly to South Dakota.

“From housing to transportation to water services, the Consolidated Appropriations Act includes several big wins for South Dakota,” said Rounds. “After hearing from South Dakotans, we provided input and requests to make certain that this federal funding goes to projects that have the support of local stakeholders, not just Washington bureaucrats. I am pleased to have been able to secure $149.5 million for these projects that will benefit South Dakotans for years to come.”

The six areas funded in the Consolidated Appropriations Act are Military Construction-Veterans Affairs; Agriculture; Commerce; Energy-Water Development; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; and Interior. As part of the Military Construction-VA section, the appropriations bill also funded projects that were authorized as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including $395 million in military construction funding for South Dakota. You can read more about the FY24 NDAA, including a list of projects secured and supported by Rounds, here.


  1. $3 million for Black Hills Habitat for Humanity to create a Black Hills Housing Development
  2. $30 million for the South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority for the Black Hills Housing Trust
  3. $20 million for the Rapid City Airport for Passenger Terminal Expansion
  4. $1 million for the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) for BIA Route 3
  5. $10 million for SDDOT for reconstruction of SD Highway 13
  6. $26.7 million for SDDOT for improvements on US Route 385
  7. $10.6 million for SDDOT for improvements on SD Highway 37
  8. $12 million for the Lewis and Clark Rural Water System
  9. $1.2 million for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Western Water Cooperative Committee
  10. $35 million for the Sanford Underground Research Facility