June 12, 2018 - 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 August 30, 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 at https://land.nd.gov/EnergyImpact/Forms and 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:
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:
Objective The project is directly related to local infrastructure caused by damage or impact by current oil and gas development activities since December 2017.
Financial Need - The application defines how the project will be funded:
Describes possible revenue sources, even if other sources were already exhausted (e.g., application for funding through another grant source was submitted but denied).
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
Indicates how the mill levy has been adjusted/increased to help cover the project’s expense if a mill levy supports the project.
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 Readiness - The project is:
Project Description - Applicant provides:
May 31, 2018 - The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) awarded three grants to oil and gas development-impacted political subdivisions:
GRANTEE: PROJECT: REQUESTED: AWARDED:
Williams County Disaster Evacuation Trailer Supplies $26,916 $19,900
Zap Rural Fire Dist. Truck Takeoff Monitor Equipment $69,270 $11,270
Stark County Outdoor Warning Siren $22,015 $16,511
Further funding will be announced on or about June 11, 2018.
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