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Current News:

July 7, 2017

The Board of University and School Lands recently awarded over $1.5 million of grants to fifteen licensed basic care and skilled nursing homes in oil producing counties, and two home health and hospice organizations in Williston and Dickinson.   The grants were awarded to help address the negative impacts based on affordable housing and childcare, high staff turnover or reliance on contract staffing, and may have operated at a loss due to the impacts of oil and gas development and competition for staff and housing.  

The grant awards will help sustain care for seniors, or medically homebound citizens.   A copy of the award amounts for each facility can be viewed at (website).


Past News:

May 31, 2017

A grant is available that provides one-time funding for treatment and support services for victims of human trafficking.  Funds will be awarded through a competitive process to organizations that demonstrate involvement in providing prevention and treatment services related to human trafficking victims, in coordination with state and local governments.  Applications will be accepted by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), Attn: Savannah Schmidt, through postal operations only, postmarked no later than July 13, 2017.  Applications should be bound, but not stapled, and can be downloaded from the BCI website at: 

Human Trafficking funds may be used for state/local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice in:
  • Development and implementation of direct care
  • Emergency, long-term crisis services
  • Programs promoting positive outcomes for victims
  • Training for law enforcement and victim service providers
  • Residential care
  • Support of advocacy services
Grant funds cannot be used to: 
  • Supplant state and local funding;
  • Lobbying, research or research projects, fundraising, or construction or remodel projects; or
  • Providing direct services or training out-of-state (excluding referrals)

Applicants may apply for funding from one of two tracks that provide services in the geographic area identified by the applicant:

  1.  Comprehensive Services - Providing or facilitating all of the potential services a human trafficking victim may require.
  2.  Specialized Services - Diverse and distinct area relating to the needs of human trafficking victims.
Each application received will be reviewed and scored by the Attorney General's Human Trafficking Committee.  Applicants may be required to defend the application during an interview with the Human Trafficking Committee on July 25, 2017. Recommendations made by the committee will be considered by the Land Board later in August 2017.


Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Once the grants, funded by the Land Board, are awarded the grant project will commence September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  Applicants should secure continual funding locally so that projects may evolve after this grant ends.  Grant funds can be dispersed only to a political subdivision and cannot be awarded directly to non-government victim/witness assistance programs, but a grantee may contract for services from such an organization.


May 25, 2017

Re: 2017 Grant Announcement for a Provider to Developmental Disabilities

On behalf of the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board), the Energy Infrastructure and Impact Office is accepting applications from a community based provider to developmental disabilities for financial assistance when impacted by oil and gas development activities. Allocations for the current biennium were re-appropriated in HB 1015, Section 14 of the 65th Legislative Assembly. Qualifying entities must be located in an oil producing county, operating intermediate care facilities, with locations in both the Northwest and North Central human service regions of the state.  The recipient may use the grant proceeds only to provide settlement for any amounts owed to the Department of Human Services (DHS) or a bank.  The DHS may use a portion of the settlement payments received from the provider for repayments to the federal government.

Before any grant funding is considered, the Land Board must receive an application for consideration and certification of (attached to the application):

  • A copy of the audit settlement from DHS;
  • Documentation that provides exhaustive insurance recovery options; and,
  • Documentation of any funds owed to a bank.

The DHS will assist the Energy Infrastructure and Impact Office in reviewing the applications and making recommendations to the Land Board, which approves the grants.


Completed grant applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Energy Infrastructure and Impact Office and received by 1:00PM July 6, 2017. Applications can be submitted by e-mail to, faxed to

701-328-3650, or mailed through normal postal operations. 

Award notifications are expected in August 2017.


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