Associated Press , Published August 15 2013
ND board awards schools $6.8M in oil-impact grantsBISMARCK — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $6.8 million in grants to school districts in western North Dakota's oil-producing region.
Officials say the grants are part of a program aimed at helping communities deal with the effects of rapid energy development.
The money awarded to the school districts is the first round of $25 million that is slated to be awarded to school districts over the next two years.
The Land Board will award a total of $240 million in impact grants through 2015 to counties experiencing rapid growth from the state's oil boom.
The Land Board is headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
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