Williams County announces first round of grant awardees for 2023

Posted on May 8, 2023

Grant Program Awardees

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May 8, 2023

For more information, contact:
Lindsey Harriman
Williams County Community Engagement Coordinator
701-577-4557 (office)

Williams County announces first round of grant awardees for 2023

WILLISTON, N.D. (May 8, 2023): 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.

Awardee Award Purpose
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.

Awardee Award Purpose
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.

Awardee Award Purpose
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




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