Monday, July 8, 2024 - 08:00 am Categories:
Public Health

North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced awardees for the Statewide Health Strategies Grant funding to 23 projects across the state with the goal of building North Dakota’s capacity to become the healthiest state in the nation.

State lawmakers approved $3 million in matching statewide health strategies funding to support local projects aligning with State Health Improvement Plan priorities. Public, private and nonprofit organizations, Tribal Nations, local political subdivisions and other entities working towards community health improvement were eligible to apply.

HHS received 40 applications for a wide variety of projects addressing one or more of the State Health Improvement Plan’s four key priority areas: expanding access and connection, cultivating wellness, building community resilience and strengthening workforce.

“We acknowledge and appreciate the entities that applied, and we remain grateful to the legislature for funding this innovative initiative to partner with communities and address health priorities in a cohesive and strategic manner,” said State Health Officer Dr. Nizar Wehbi. “We congratulate the grantees and look forward to working with them.”

The entities funded include multiple local public health units, nonprofit organizations and health and human service providers. Projects serve North Dakotans from almost all areas of the state.

Some entities submitted applications for multiple projects, and all applicants were required to secure matching funds. The Community Health Trust Fund is the source of state funds.

Entities funded include:

  • Altru Health System
  • Cavalier County Health District
  • ConnectUs Therapy
  • Emmons County Public Health
  • Family HealthCare
  • First District Health Unit
  • Friends of the Children Fargo-Moorhead
  • House Calls
  • Kidder County District Health Unit
  • Presentation Partners in Housing
  • Rolette County Public Health District
  • Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency
  • Upper Missouri District Health Unit
  • USpire ND
  • Western Wellness Foundation
  • Women Empowering Women

HHS continues to encourage connections and collaboration with entities across the state whose work focuses on better health and well-being.

For more details about the Statewide Health Strategies Grant program, including grant requirements, visit