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Critical Access Hospitals Grant Round - Accepting Applications
On behalf of the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands (Land Board), the Energy Infrastructure and Impact Office is accepting grant applications from Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) for financial assistance with impacts of oil and gas development activities.  Qualifying CAHs must be located in an oil producing county or in counties contiguous to an oil-producing county.

Complete applications and supporting materials should be submitted by November 4, 2016.  For a complete listing of the grant announcement, please click on the following link

Critical Access Grants Advisory Committee Meeting
Meeting Date and Time: 11/9/2016 3:00 PM
Meeting Location: Lewis and Clark meeting room, lower level
North Dakota Department of Trust Lands
1707 N 9th Street
PO Box 5523
Bismarck, ND 58501

September 29, 2016-Funding Update
While the price of oil has shown improvements in recent weeks, a shortfall of revenue from the gross production tax collections that flow into the oil and gas impact grant fund continues to exist.  Grantees will be notified of any change in status should that take place.
The July 2016 preliminary revenue forecast projects the grant fund to receive $73.4 Million for the Biennium, this is up from the January 2016 forecast of $28.6 Million for the Biennium.  
September 2016 indicates $38.4 Million has been deposited into the fund.  $42 Million in grants were awarded to date along with House Bill 1176 directing additional distribution of $6 Million in January of 2017.  At the current time the fund is short of current and future obligations of approximately $9.54 Million.  
Suspension on grants will only be lifted when the grant fund has received adequate funds to support all of these committments.
Thank you for your understanding as we work together through these challenges!