Grant Program Overview
In 2023, the Williams County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) made available $500,000 in one-time grants for the first cycle of Community - Project Assistance grants purpose of financially assisting community projects that have a public purpose and aim to improve quality of life, preserve historic sites, buildings or artifacts, fulfill an essential community need (e.g., daycare, recreation), and enhance community programming in Williams County.
Williams County received 28 applications totaling approximately $30 million in funding requests.
The selection of grant awards was made by the Williams County Commission during their May 2, 2023 regular meeting, based on recommendations from the Williams County Finance Committee, which served as the application review committee.
|Applicant (Entity) Name||Short description||Grant Request||Amount Awarded|
|Acro Stars Gymnastics||Remodel Grain Palace for gymnastics facility||$100,000.00||$50,000.00|
|Choice Recovery Counseling, PLLC||Enable individuals in recovery to attend group yoga classes||$2,650.00||$2,650.00|
|Coyote Clay Target League||Construction of a Clubhouse and 4 skeet/trap combo fields. Clubhouse includes an office, storage, restrooms, meeting rooms, classrooms for Hunter Ed and fundamental instruction, a concession area, and an indoor gathering area.||$100,000.00||$50,000.00|
|James Memorial Preservation Society||Replacement of windows in the original portion of the building||$16,391.00||$16,400.00|
|Mon-Dak Gymnastics Support Group||New facility for gymnastics program (HVAC, video system, new spring floor)||$65,000.00||$50,000.00|
|Norseman Museum/ Tioga Historical Society||Filling, and leveling of property; demolishing old existing house and garage for expansion of museum||$80,000.00||$50,000.00|
|Ray Golf Association||Replace 39 year old irrigation system||$100,000.00||$65,000.00|
|Save Red Mike, LLC d/b/a The Links of North Dakota||Irrigation system upgrades/improvements||$100,000.00||$40,000.00|
|Western Star Foundation||Mental Health First Aid class funding||$16,200.00||$15,000.00|
|Wildrose Housing Inc.||Replacement of siding, stairs, and wheelchair ramp on a low-income 4 unit apartment building||$35,950.00||$35,950.00|
|Williston 4 kidz||Purchase playhouses for new dramatic play center and afterschool care||$100,000.00||$20,000.00|
|Williston Parks & Recreation District||Resurface the Davidson Park Tennis courts & Basketball court surfaces.||$75,000.00||$55,000.00|
|Williston State College Foundation||Baseball and softball field turf project||$150,000.00||$50,000.00|
*Awards are pending until an agreement is in place*
Accountability and Demonstrated Impact
Within 30 days and one year of the completion of the project, the awardee must submit an Impact Statement to the BOCC stating the impact project or expense had on the Williams County community, including the inhabitants and residents of Williams County.
In addition to the Impact Statements, a project or expense involving construction of a building or facility will also require progress reports based on the construction timeline (e.g., if construction is anticipated to last two years, a progress report every 6 months will be required). A template for the Impact Statement and the progress report, if a progress report is required, will be provided by Williams County. Awardee must be compliant with the summary and/or progress report schedule, and criteria set forth above in submitting an application, to remain in good standing with the grant award and receive, or continue to receive, reimbursement for expenses.