Monday, October 30, 2023 - 10:30 am

The North Dakota Department of Commerce is pleased to announce that the application for the Regional Workforce Impact Program (RWIP) is now available. This grant program aims to encourage communities and regions in North Dakota to develop innovative solutions to address workforce challenges. The application portal will be available November 6, 2023, and the deadline is December 6, 2023. 

"The RWIP is a pivotal opportunity for communities and regions in North Dakota to create lasting solutions for our workforce challenges,” Commerce Workforce Director Katie Ralston Howe said. “We’re proud of the innovative, impactful, locally led solutions we supported in the first round of the RWIP and we’re looking forward to seeing what communities propose." 

The RWIP, funded by the 68th North Dakota Legislative Assembly, offers grants to regional workforce entities in North Dakota to tackle their workforce challenges.  

Key Points:

  1. Immediate Challenge Solutions: RWIP supports initiatives targeting the most pressing workforce challenges to boost economic stability. 
  2. Collaboration: We encourage regional partners to work together to maximize resources and create sustainable solutions. 
  3. Geographical and Demographic Impact: Collaborations that impact various communities and populations throughout a region are encouraged, though not mandatory.

Commerce is committed to addressing workforce challenges and enhancing economic opportunities in North Dakota. 

For details, application guidelines, and eligibility, visit ndgov/RWIP