WILLISTON, N.D. - In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Economic Development Week, and National Tourism Week, Williams County is excited to announce the recipients of grants awarded so far in 2023.

Williams County has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants through the Behavioral Health Grant Program, the first cycle of the Community – Project Assistance Grant Program, and the first cycle of the Tourism Grant Program. Grant awards serve as a way to fund a diverse set of projects and initiatives that aim to increase quality of life, expand availability of services, and overall enhance a community. All awards are pending until an agreement is in place.

Behavioral Health Grant Program 2023 Recipients

The Behavioral Health Grant Program provides one-time grants for the purposes of adding, enhancing, and increasing behavioral health services in Williams County. For more information about the Behavioral Health Grant Program, visit the Grant Program webpage.

Choice Recovery Counseling, PLLC$109,100.00Vehicle for Peer Support Specialists (PSP) to serve clients, two years of salary for one additional PSP, tuition for Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Training
ConnectUs Foundation$50,000.00One year of salary for a Nurse Navigator
ConnectUs Therapy$56,000.00Tuition for employees to attend ASAM and EMDR training; funding to support the upskilling of two current providers to become dually licensed as Licensed Addiction Counselors
Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health$14,400.00Tuition for attending training and educational conferences; gap funding to onboard a Nurse Practitioner; employee retention incentives; supplies
Milestone Health Partners$172,700.00Funds to cover supervision of Post & Predoctoral Trainees; salary and bonus for one Psychologist; outreach and therapy services for Family Crisis Shelter
Northwest Therapy Services$80,000.00Gap funding for salary of a behavioral health provider and onboarding to software; hiring Incentives; renovation of space
The Fred and Clara Eckert Foundation for Children dba “Eckert”$68,000.00Funding towards a vehicle for supporting/transporting clients; hardship
Tina Nordaune /PlayWorks Individual and Family Therapy$83,800.00Renovation of basement of building to increase provider space and build out outdoor therapy areas
Williston Basin School District #7$39,000.00Funds for WBSD7 students to receive telehealth services
Wilmac Multidistrict Special Education Unit$30,000.00Hiring incentives for additional social workers


Community – Project Assistance Grant Program Cycle 1 2023 Recipients

This was the first year that Williams County awarded Community Grants. The Community Grant program was formulated in an effort to help jumpstart community projects that generally serve the public’s needs and interests. Applications for Cycle 2 of Community- Project Assistance Grants will open on August 1, 2023. For more information about Project Assistance Grants, visit the Grant Program webpage.

Acro Stars Gymnastics$50,000Remodel Ray Grain Palace for gymnastics facility expansion
Choice Recovery Counseling, PLLC$2,650Enable individuals in recovery to attend group yoga classes
Coyote Clay Target League$50,000Construction of a Clubhouse and 4 skeet/trap combo fields.
James Memorial Preservation Society$16,400Replace windows in the original portion of the building
Mon-Dak Gymnastics Support Group$50,000New facility for gymnastics program
Norseman Museum/ Tioga Historical Society$50,000Demolition project to expand museum
Ray Golf Association$65,000Replace golf course irrigation system
Save Red Mike, LLC d/b/a The Links of North Dakota$40,000Upgrade/improve golf course irrigation system
Western Star Foundation$15,000Funding for Mental Health First Aid classes
Wildrose Housing Inc.$35,950Replacement of siding, stairs, and wheelchair ramp on 4 unit apartment building run by a nonprofit
Williston 4 Kidz$20,000Playsets for new play/afterschool care center
Williston Parks & Recreation District$55,000Resurface tennis courts and basketball courts at Davidson Park
Williston State College Foundation$50,000Baseball and softball field turf project


Tourism Grant Program Cycle 1 2023 Recipients

The Tourism Grant Program is funded by proceeds from Williams County hospitality taxes for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, and attracting visitors to come to Williams County. Applications for Cycle 2 of Tourism Grants will open on June 1, 2023. For more information about the Tourism Grant Program, visit the Grant Program webpage.

Save Red Mike dba The Links of North Dakota$5,000Events & Advertising Grant – Advertising on digital billboards and XWA airport
Fort Union Muzzleloaders Association$4,000Events & Advertising Grant – Rendezvous demonstrators
ND Fishing Tournaments LLC$5,000Events & Advertising Grant – Lewis & Clark Big 10 Showdown Fishing Tournament meal for participants
Black’s Maze of Dreams$8,000Capital Grant – Mining sluice attraction
Ray Golf Association$5,000Capital Grant – HVAC to allow for year-round events
Buffalo Trails Museum$5,600Capital Grant – Dismantle and repair existing 1800’s log cabin
Dark Acres$2,400Capital Grant – Animatronic for Haunted House
Coyote Clay Target League$4,000Capital Grant – Appliances for clubhouse/concession
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