Rural Development Finance Corporation awards grants in Slope Electic Coooperatives’ service area

Slope Electric Cooperative is a member of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC).

New wood flooring was recently installed in the dance studio at the Armory. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)
New wood flooring was recently installed in the dance studio at the Armory. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Record)

Slope Electric Cooperative is a member of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). As a result, communities in our service area were eligible to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for community-based projects. RDFC is making these funds available in order that more people be-come aware of their larger loan program that funds community based projects and non-profit entities with low interest loans.

RDFC has recently awarded four grants totaling $2,000. A $500 grant was awarded to Studio Rhythm School of Dance to help pay for the renovation of the building. The project includes re-placing floors, covering cinder block walls with panels, adding dance mirrors, and  trim work. The dance hall is located in Hettinger.

The Bowman County Fair Association, located in Bowman, received a $500 grant to upgrade their sound system in the Four Seasons Building where weddings and meetings and other activ-ities are held.

The Mott Fire Protection District received a $500 grant towards the renovation of the Mott fire hall. The renovation includes creating a training area for the firemen and to provide a living space for paramedics who offer ambulance services.

A grant of $500 was warded to the Slope Farmers Fair Association. The grant funds will be used to install air conditioning in the Slope County Community Center, located in Amidon.

Find more information about RDFC at www.ndarec.com/content/rdfc-rural-development-finance-corporation.

For an application, assistance, or questions concerning RDFC, please contact Lori Capouch at 701-667-6444 or lcapouch@ndarec.com.