Williams County Announces First Round of 2023 Grant Awardees
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||$109,100.00||Vehicle 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||$50,000.00||One year of salary for a Nurse Navigator|
|ConnectUs Therapy||$56,000.00||Tuition 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||$14,400.00||Tuition for attending training and educational conferences; gap funding to onboard a Nurse Practitioner; employee retention incentives; supplies|
|Milestone Health Partners||$172,700.00||Funds to cover supervision of Post & Predoctoral Trainees; salary and bonus for one Psychologist; outreach and therapy services for Family Crisis Shelter|
|Northwest Therapy Services||$80,000.00||Gap 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”||$68,000.00||Funding towards a vehicle for supporting/transporting clients; hardship|
|Tina Nordaune /PlayWorks Individual and Family Therapy||$83,800.00||Renovation of basement of building to increase provider space and build out outdoor therapy areas|
|Williston Basin School District #7||$39,000.00||Funds for WBSD7 students to receive telehealth services|
|Wilmac Multidistrict Special Education Unit||$30,000.00||Hiring 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||$50,000||Remodel Ray Grain Palace for gymnastics facility expansion|
|Choice Recovery Counseling, PLLC||$2,650||Enable individuals in recovery to attend group yoga classes|
|Coyote Clay Target League||$50,000||Construction of a Clubhouse and 4 skeet/trap combo fields.|
|James Memorial Preservation Society||$16,400||Replace windows in the original portion of the building|
|Mon-Dak Gymnastics Support Group||$50,000||New facility for gymnastics program|
|Norseman Museum/ Tioga Historical Society||$50,000||Demolition project to expand museum|
|Ray Golf Association||$65,000||Replace golf course irrigation system|
|Save Red Mike, LLC d/b/a The Links of North Dakota||$40,000||Upgrade/improve golf course irrigation system|
|Western Star Foundation||$15,000||Funding for Mental Health First Aid classes|
|Wildrose Housing Inc.||$35,950||Replacement of siding, stairs, and wheelchair ramp on 4 unit apartment building run by a nonprofit|
|Williston 4 Kidz||$20,000||Playsets for new play/afterschool care center|
|Williston Parks & Recreation District||$55,000||Resurface tennis courts and basketball courts at Davidson Park|
|Williston State College Foundation||$50,000||Baseball 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||$5,000||Events & Advertising Grant – Advertising on digital billboards and XWA airport|
|Fort Union Muzzleloaders Association||$4,000||Events & Advertising Grant – Rendezvous demonstrators|
|ND Fishing Tournaments LLC||$5,000||Events & Advertising Grant – Lewis & Clark Big 10 Showdown Fishing Tournament meal for participants|
|Black’s Maze of Dreams||$8,000||Capital Grant – Mining sluice attraction|
|Ray Golf Association||$5,000||Capital Grant – HVAC to allow for year-round events|
|Buffalo Trails Museum||$5,600||Capital Grant – Dismantle and repair existing 1800’s log cabin|
|Dark Acres||$2,400||Capital Grant – Animatronic for Haunted House|
|Coyote Clay Target League||$4,000||Capital Grant – Appliances for clubhouse/concession|