Deadline to submit applications is April 30, 2019 by 1:00 p.m. CST
January 31, 2019 - The Board of
University and School Lands (Board) 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 April 30, 2019. 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:
If the project impacts public health, welfare, or safety the applicant address each factor as it is related to the project.
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:
Financial Need - The application defines how the project will be funded: a. Describes possible revenue sources, even if other sources were already exhausted (e.g., application for funding through another grant source was submitted but denied). b. Applicant describes how the project could move forward if the grant is approved at less than the requested amount. If the grant project cannot move forward without the requested funds, the application states such c. Indicates how the mill levy has been adjusted/increased to help cover the project’s expense if a mill levy supports the project.
Financial Need - The application defines how the project will be funded:
Result of Energy Activity - The application clearly lays out how current oil and gas development is impacting the political subdivision.
Improves public health, welfare or safety - The application addresses one or more of the three factors (public health, welfare or safety) and how the project benefits or impacts the public.
Project Description - Applicant provides:
January 31, 2019 - The Board of University and School Lands (Board) announces grant awards to the following political subdivisions:
Recipient: Amount Awarded: Project:
An advisory committee reviewed and discussed five applications thoroughly before finalizing its recommendations during a public meeting on January 14, 2019. A total of $1,007,577 was awarded today.
January 1, 2019 - Administrative Code 85-02 for the Energy Infrastructure & Impact Office (EIIO) Grant Program are now effective. House Bill 1300 of the 2017 Legislative Assembly removed the exemption of administrative rules for the Board of University and School Lands (Land Board). The legislation requires the Land Board comply with NDCC Chapter 28-32. The Legislative Rules Committee reviewed the department's final draft at a public hearing on December 12, 2018. After hearing testimony the committee approved the rules. Upon becoming effective, rules have the force and effect of law until amended or repealed.
Applicants, grantees, and sub-grantees will fall under these requirements until a grant/application is fully satisfied or determined retired. The administrative rules for the Energy Grants Program can be found at:
Applicants and grant holders will fall under these requirements until the determination of the grant is final.
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