The Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $10,556,000 in Cherry-Todd Electric Cooperative to build and improve critical electric infrastructure that will benefit more than 6,000 rural residents and commercial customers in South Dakota and Nebraska.

This Rural Development investment will be used to connect 260 consumers and build and improve 71 miles of line, improving electric service for rural communities in the service area. The cooperative operates 2,398 miles in Mellette and Todd counties in central South Dakota and Cherry and Keya counties in north central Nebraska.
The announcement is in conjunction with a larger announcement made by USDA where it is investing in 10 projects nationwide through the Electric Loan Program.