SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Officials at some South Dakota hunger relief organizations say they may be unable to get money from a new state program designed to feed needy people.
The Legislature this year repealed a tax-rebate program for low-income households and reallocated $838,000 to be used for grants to food distribution organizations over the next four years.
Feeding South Dakota plans to seek a grant to start a mobile food pantry that would serve 16 rural communities that have no food pantries.
But officials in other programs say that applying for the money is cumbersome and requirements may preclude them from submitting proposals. They say the biggest problem is a rule that says grant money can only be used for starting new programs or expanding existing services.