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Current News:

July 20, 2017

The North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) awarded a $261,000 grant today to a community-based provider of services for citizens with developmental disabilities.  The grant was authorized by House Bill 1015 by the 2017 Legislature.  Tri-City Cares, which operates three intermediate care facilities in New Town, Stanley, and Tioga, will receive the grant through the Energy Infrastructure and Impact Office. 

The grant is contingent on the sales agreement and continued operations by another firm.

Past 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).

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.



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