Area fire, ambulance receives $1.5 million in grants
The Board of University and School Lands (Land Board) today awarded $12.2 million in Energy Impact Grant funds to help fund enhancements for emergency services and fire districts throughout the state’s oil and gas counties. Agencies in New Town, Parshall and Plaza were recipients of more than $1.5 million in grants.
"These grants are an important part of a larger state commitment to help the oil and gas region meet the challenges created by rapid growth," said Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chairman of the five-member state Land Board. "The Energy Impact Grant Fund allows us to address a wide range of challenges, but we must always be prepared to adapt our response to help meet the region’s dynamic and ever-changing needs."
Other members of the Land Board are Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, Secretary of State Al Jaeger, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler and state Treasurer Kelly Schmidt.