Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 09:00am

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education awarded funding from the Career and Technical Education Capital Projects Fund in the amount of $19,999,998.

“This is a great opportunity to continue to expand access to quality Career and Technical Education across the state of North Dakota,” said Wayde Sick, State Director of the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education. “The grant required a dollar-for-dollar local match, demonstrating local support.”
The three projects are as follows:

  • Bakken Skills Center – Watford City - $6,666,666

  • Minot Area Workforce Academy* – Minot - $6,666,666

  • Southwest Area Career and Technical Education Academy – Dickinson - $6,666,666

The Career and Technical Education Capital Projects Fund is a grant opportunity, provided by the 67th Legislative Assembly, to increase access to Career and Technical Education by building new or expanding existing Career and Technical Education Centers. The source of the funds is a combination of $20 million of America Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds and $68,276,228 of the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund.

The Board initially approved projects utilizing the ARPA funds and is now in the process of reviewing applications to allocate the $68,276,228 of Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund dollars. The three projects currently awarded funding were not 100% funded and are eligible for full funding through continued review.

*The 2/2/2022 release originally identified the Minot Area Workforce Academy as the Minot Area Skills Center.