Family Engagement Grant Awards


The NDDPI is excited to announce the 2022 Family Engagement Grants have been awarded! The application was opened in January and collected throughout February for a grant period of March 1, 2022 through February 28, 2023.

The Family Engagement Incentive Grants were made available to LEAs to increase family engagement in schools and communities by implementing and enhancing highly effective family engagement programs and activities that improve student academic achievement. Congratulations to these 11 school districts for making the effort to connect with your families and help your students be the best they can be!

Family Engagement Grant Award Recipients

District, School Superintendent, Principal Scope of Grant
Billings County Public Schools Shae Peplinski Develop PTO and family activities, after school activities/events, STEM kits, Poetry Slam, Sport Night, Science Fair, Movie Night, music exposure, geocaching, Hunter Safety, Healthy & Happy event 
Bismarck Public Schools, Grimsrud Elementary Jason Hornbacher, Haley Haugen Watch DOGS program, Parent University, PTO
Garrison Public Schools, Bob Callies Elementary Nicholas Klemisch, Michelle Fuller Family connections/education prior to kindergarten, STEAM Family Nights, Donuts with Grown-Ups event
Kulm Public School Tami Kramlich Wednesday Workshop program, Arts & Smarts day camp, Halloween event, Holiday Story Time event at library, STEM scavenger/Easter egg hunt
Lakota Public School Kevin Baumgarn Book study/support groups for parents, Learning Outside of School program, monthly parent-student activities with focus on mindset of the month
McKenzie County Public Schools Steven Holen Series of 9 professional presentations to address social media and online practices, include students, parents, guardians, extended family, educators, childcare providers, law enforcement, and community members
Midway Public School Jason Keating Address mental health needs through formation of Hope Squad, use of therapy dog
Northern Cass Public Schools Cory Steiner ND Full Service Community School, Parent/Community assistance with college, career, life-skills events, prepare families to assist students with academics, build parent/ leadership capacity
Solen Public Schools Tomi Phillips Culturally appropriate and historically accurate school events for students, traditional meals, Back to School celebration, Native American Day, Gateway to Science, Family Nights, Lunch & Learn events for families
Valley City Public Schools Joshua Johnson Activities to align with Dr. Constantino, Engage Every Family
Wilton Public School Andrew Jordan Develop new student and family welcome program, Miner Ambassador program, expand core parent volunteer group, Gateway to Science, Bingo for Books, expand existing events