ND Water - May 2022
By Kimberly Cook
The enhancement of one of North Dakota’s most treasured resources – our recreational opportunities – is a key initiative for the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District (Garrison Diversion), and this spring, the Recreation Committee awarded $434,731 in matching recreation grants to 22 projects.
Garrison Diversion staff and directors are proud to invest in the promotion, development and enhancement of recreation facilities and opportunities within the district.
Garrison Diversion established a Matching Recreation Grant Program dedicated to returning mill-levy funds within the 28-county member district in 1990. That enables communities of all sizes to enhance their recreation facilities or develop new opportunities through this beneficial program.
The Matching Recreation Grant Program distributes 20 percent of Garrison Diversion’s one mill levy to eligible projects within the district. Projects are eligible to receive up to 25 percent of the non-federal share of the project. Garrison Diversion’s Recreation Committee meets twice a year, in the spring and fall, to award money to applicants.
Over the life of the program, nearly 500 projects have been approved for $8.3 million in matching recreation grants, enabling the completion of valuable recreation projects around the state. Through the years, projects have included boat ramps and docks, picnic facilities, restrooms, campgrounds, bathhouses, playground areas, and recreational trails.
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