January 26, 2018 - The Board of University and School Lands (Land 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 from February 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018. Applications must be received by the EIIO no later than 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on April 30, 2018. These grant funds are intended to offset costs incurred for an emergency incident where the event is directly related to or impacted by oil and gas development and no other funding source is available to the political subdivision.
To apply, submit the grant application found at https://land.nd.gov/EnergyImpact/Forms. The application is available in a MS-Word version and an Adobe Acrobat version. Application and supporting documents can be mailed to the address listed on the form, emailed to the EIIO address, or faxed. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants may supplement applications prior to the applications being scored and prepared for review by the advisory committee.
1) Be signed by two appointed/elected officials, one being the primary fiscal officer;
2) Address how current oil and gas development activities have impacted or caused damage to
the applicant since December 6, 2017;
3) Provide phases, or time lines, for project completion within a 24-month
window, if the project is approved for funding;
4) Identify other funding sources available and, if so, how those funds, including local funds
would be made available, or if there are no other sources of funding available; and
5) Provide supporting bids from contractors. Estimates will not considered.
Applications will be scored on a number of factors relating to:
1) Objective- The project is directly related to local infrastructure impacted by oil and gas
2) Project Readiness- The project is ready to move forward, has the necessary designs and bids
by contractors, has been approved by local officials, and has the necessary funding in place.
3) Result of Energy Activity- The application defines how the project is directly related to oil and
gas development activities.
4) Fiscal- The application defines how the project will be funded, listing all revenue sources.
If the grant is approved at less than the amount requested, the political subdivision can
identify how the project would move forward and that the political subdivision would seek
additional sources of funding.
5) Improves public health, welfare, safety- The application addresses each of these three factors
and provides how each factor benefits the local citizens.
If no applications are received before 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on April 30, 2018, this grant announcement will automatically renew for the period of May 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018.
December 6, 2017 - The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) awarded grants to a number of airports in western North Dakota impacted by oil development and activity. These grants will help modernize and improve the facilities for a number of years to come.
Four general aviation airports were awarded six energy impact grants which will complete the granting of funds appropriated by the 2015 Legislative Assembly. The facilities awarded oil and gas impact grants by the Land Board are:
Mohall Municipal Airport Phase II SRE/Terminal Building $ 70,000
Relocate Fuel System $ 30,000
Stanley Municipal Airport Taxiway Expansion $ 170,000
Tioga Municipal Airport Design GA Terminal Building $ 80,000
Watford City Municipal Airport Land Acquisition $ 400,000
Coordination, Fees, Appraisals $ 550,000
Two commercial airports were awarded 17 energy impact grants, eleven grants to the Williston Airport and six grants to the Dickinson airport, respectively. Almost $20 million of the $40 million appropriated for the 2017-2019 biennium were awarded. The appropriations were approved with Senate Bill 2013, as adopted by the 2017 Legislative Assembly. There are also federal funds committed and available to support construction of these two facilities.
The facilities awarded impact grants are:
Williston Municipal Airport New Airport Construction – Phase I $ 858,521
New Airport Construction – Phase II $ 3,061,852
New Airport Construction – Phase III $ 1,983,313
Enbridge Pipeline Relocation $ 4,734,500
OneOK Pipeline Relocation $ 2,218,640
Commercial Service Apron $ 279,225
Design General Aviation Taxiways $ 340,234
Design Crosswind Runway/Taxiway $ 261,675
FAA Agreement #4 and #5 $ 495,000
Procure FAA NAVAIDS $ 4,046,040
Design Perimeter Security Fence $ 221,000
Dickinson Municipal Airport FAA 2017 AIP#38 $ 71,111
FAA 2017 AIP#37 $ 222,230
NAVAID Reimbursable Agreement $ 267,224
NAVAID Design and Coordination $ 481,500
Wetland Mitigation $ 180,000
Land Acquisition Prelim Services $ 180,000
SUB-TOTAL $ 1,402,065
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