Monday, July 1, 2024 - 12:12 pm

The North Dakota Department of Commerce reminds North Dakota communities that the deadline to apply for the Regional Workforce Impact Program (RWIP) is fast approaching. Applications are due July 9, 2024. RWIP offers grants to regional workforce entities to develop innovative solutions to their specific workforce challenges. 


"The RWIP program is a game-changer for North Dakota communities," said Commerce Workforce Deputy Director Janna Pastir. "We were impressed by the past rounds of applications, and we're eager to see the creative solutions communities propose this time." 


Funded by the 68th North Dakota Legislative Assembly, the RWIP provides grants to regional workforce entities within the state. The program targets: 


  • Immediate Workforce Needs: RWIP supports initiatives that directly address the most pressing workforce challenges, ultimately boosting economic stability. 
  • Collaboration is Key: Regional partners are strongly encouraged to work together to maximize resources and create sustainable solutions with lasting impact. 
  • Broader Community Impact: Collaborations that positively impact diverse communities and populations throughout a region are highly encouraged.  


Commerce remains dedicated to addressing workforce challenges and fostering economic opportunities across North Dakota. Don't miss this opportunity to make a difference in your community. Apply for the RWIP program today! 


For more information, application guidelines, and eligibility details, visit