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The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for water recreation projects on Sovereign Lands.  

The 68th Legislative Assembly of North Dakota appropriated funding of up to $2,000,000 for one-time grants with the purpose of developing recreation opportunities on Sovereign Lands in the state. The project must be physically located and support water recreation on Sovereign Lands, which are those areas – including the beds and islands – lying within the ordinary high watermark of navigable lakes and streams. Sovereign lands are publicly owned lands that are managed for the benefit of the citizens of the state. 

Grant requests must be between $50,000 - $800,000, and all applicants must be political subdivisions or private non-profit entities within North Dakota. This is a matching grant, so all recipients must provide $1 for each $1 awarded.  

Eligible projects include water recreation projects on Sovereign Lands, with capital projects receiving priority funding.

Applicants should utilize the NDPRD’s web submission form at ND Web Grants beginning Aug. 11 through Aug. 30, 2023. The application consists of scope of work, the project’s support of the ND Main Street Initiative’s four pillars, a map of the project location, drawings or designs, a timeline of work phases, and a budget. Projects must be completed by May 1, 2025. 

For more information about the grant or the application process, contact NDPRD Recreation Chief Tony Hillig at ahillig@nd.gov or 701-328-5366. 

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