July 28, 2016
Walsh and Pembina counties are currently seeking cities interested in some extra funding help for community betterment projects. Both Pembina and Walsh counties are accepting applications for projects as part of their ½ Mill “Self-Help” Programs. There are many ways communities can use these county funds for betterment projects. Examples of projects cities used the funds toward last year include: maintenance and mowing at city park; replacing baseball diamond fencing; city website design and implementation; on-going street repairs; city tree trimming; sidewalk replacement, city beautification project, and toward purchase of snow removal equipment. The main objective is to promote development within communities of Pembina and Walsh counties. There are three program criteria: • ½ Mill requests cannot exceed one-half of the total project cost, nor can the request exceed $1,500. • The county funds must be matched 1:1. Funds will be released on a reimbursement basis with supporting documentation. • A copy of a resolution or minutes of the meeting when the applicant authorized the project must be included with the application. The city must include in its minutes that it plans to apply for self-help funds for a specific project. A fillable application is available here. The deadline to submit an application is December 15, 2016. They will be presented to the commissioners in Pembina and Walsh counties for review and funding decisions in January 2017. Applications can be submitted via mail to Red River Regional Council, 516 Cooper Avenue, Grafton ND 58237 or via email to Stacie@redriverrc.com. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Stacie Sevigny at 701-352-3550 or Stacie@redriverrc.com.