• Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Huether Family Aquatics Center

    Construction - July 1, 2020

  • Walnut Street

    Newly completed Walnut Street project

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Meridian Bridge

    Winter Scene

  • Fire Prevention Week

    Fire Prevention Week

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

  • Meridian Bridge Fog

    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Downtown Facade Grant Program

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bricks-and-morter-1482152The Downtown Yankton Facade Grant Program is a 50% public/50% private matching funds grant available to owners and tenants of existing commercial properties in the downtown area.  The goal of the program is to stimulate private investment in downtown Yankton and improve the economic vibrancy of the area through fostering an attractive environment and preserving the architectural features of the downtown properties. Grant funds are available for the purpose of upgrading the appearance of the publicly visible exterior of structures.

Eligibility: Owners and tenants of existing commercial property excluding single family residences located in an area south of 5th Street between Linn Street and Burleigh Street are eligible to apply for assistance.

Use of Fund: The funds must be used to enhance the public facing building facade, with priority given to historic preservation and restoration projects.  A complete list of eligible uses can be found in the Program Guidelines.

Application Deadline:  Application are due in the Community and Economic Development Office by 5:00 p.m. March 2, 2020. Additional applications will be considered on an ongoing basis as long as grant funds are available.

If you’re interested in applying for funding please review the Program Guidelines & Application (PDF).  An editable version of the application is available in Microsoft Word format.  Grant Application (Word)

 Click here for before and after pictures of completed projects.


Brad Bies, Community Development Manager 
Community and Economic Development
416 Walnut Street
PO Box 176
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251

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