Money appoved for emergency servicesThe Board of North Dakota Department of Trust Lands awarded $4 million in grants Thursday to help fund emergency services in oil-producing counties.
By: Forum Communications, The Jamestown Sun
BISMARCK — The Board of North Dakota Department of Trust Lands awarded $4 million in grants Thursday to help fund emergency services in oil-producing counties.
The grants are part of the state’s $135 million Energy Impact Grant Fund that was created to address impacts created by rapid oil and gas development.
Board members approved 66 grant applications to support law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services, including $200,000 for a new ambulance building in Watford City; $125,000 for fire suppression equipment for Williston; $120,000 toward a new fire rescue truck and equipment for New Town rural and city fire departments; and $100,000 to equip two additional police officers in Stanley.
In March, during the first round of grants dedicated to public safety, the board approved $12 million in funding.