November 20, 2018 - The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) has awarded grants to the Dickinson and Williston Airports due to impacts by oil and gas development. The funding comes from appropriations in Senate Bill 2013 during the 2017 Legislative Session. To view the breakdown of the grant awards, click on the Commercial Airports button at the top of this page. They include:
September 27, 2018 - The Board of University and School Lands (Board) announces a grant award to Bottineau County for $250,000 in order for the county to upgrade the load capability of CMC 0520 in a two mile stretch of roadway immediately east of Maxbass, ND. The grant award window will be for two years and will reimburse the county for expenses according to the grant application. The project describes upgrading the load capability for a paved road for $820,438 and the county requested the Land Board grant them $570,438 in the application.
The Board of University and School Lands (Board) also announces a contingency grant available to oil and gas development-impacted political subdivisions including cities, counties, school districts, and other taxing districts. The Energy Infrastructure and Impact Office (EIIO) will accept applications from eligible political subdivisions through 1:00 p.m. CST on December 31, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
An advisory committee will assist in reviewing the eligible applications and make recommendations to the Board, which will make the final decision to award the grants. Funding will not be disbursed to successful grant recipients until projects are substantially complete and the supporting documentation is submitted with a reimbursement request form.
Grant Objective: To offset costs incurred for an emergency or unanticipated incident where the damage is directly related to or impacted by current oil and gas development.
How to Apply: The application is found atand is available in both MS-Word and Adobe Acrobat versions. The completed application and supporting documents can be mailed, emailed, or faxed to:
Energy Infrastructure and Impact Office
PO Box 5523
Bismarck, ND 58506-5523
Applications must address each item to be considered for this grant round, or be considered incomplete and ineligible:
Supplementation: An Applicant may supplement an application after the deadline if the supplemental information is received prior to the application being scored.
Scoring: There are weighted factors in the scoring process relating to:
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