A state board has given $625,000 to four cities and a school district in western North Dakota to help finance new child care centers.
Bismarck, N.D. (AP) - A state board has given $625,000 to four cities and a school district in western North Dakota to help finance new child care centers.
The grants of $125,000 each are going to the cities of Crosby, Killdeer, Watford City and Williston. Another $125,000 is going to the Nesson school district in Ray.
The Board of University And School Lands voted Thursday to award the grants. The board established a program to help establish new child-care centers in western North Dakota, which has been growing rapidly because of oil development.
The money can be used to cover up to half the cost of setting up a day care center and buying equipment for it. It can also be used to expand existing child-care facilities.
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