K-12 Grant Round is under review with assistance from the advisory committee.
EMS and Fire Departments Grant Awards
At their meeting on November 13, 2013, the Land Board made the following awards to EMS and Fire response teams being impacted from oil and gas development. The list of awards can be found using the following link
K-12 Regional Grant Round Meetings
The list of locations and times can be found using the following link
September 26, 2013 Land Board Meeting - Awards to Law Enforcement Agencies
At their meeting on September 26, 2013, the Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) made awards to the following law enforcement agencies. The awards were provided to address direct impacts being realized from oil and gas development. The list of awards can be found using the following link.
Criteria and Recommendations
The Energy Impact advisory committee has developed criteria and recommendations for the allocation of the grant funds. The current grant rating system includes the following rating categories:
Result of Energy Activity
Relates to health, welfare, and safety
Each entity should apply for the funds on a project basis. The funds are not intended to be dispersed without a project application.
The Legislature authorized the Land Board to appoint an advisory committee to assist in making its grant award determinations.
The committee established to make recommendations regarding policies, procedures and distributions of 65% of the Oil and Gas Impact Fund available to the smaller cities, counties, townships and other eligible political subdivisions, is made up of nine members:
Two County Representatives
David Hynek, Mountrail County Commissioner
Jim Arthaud, Billings County Commissioner
Two City Representatives
Lyn James, Bowman Mayor
Brent Sanford, Watford City Mayor
One Emergency Services Representative
Barry Jager, Burke County Sheriff and Emergency Manager
One Township Representative
Floyd Miller, township officer in Williams County
Rick Larson, Energy Industry Representative (and former EDIO director)
Department of Transportation Director
State Land Commissioner