October 1, 2021
FOR IMMIDATE RELEASE
Rural Development Finance Corporation awards grants in Northern Plains Electric’s service area
Cando, N.D. - Northern Plains Electric Cooperative is a member of the Rural Development Finance corporation (RDFC). As a result, communities in their 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 become aware of their large loan program that funds community-based projects and non-profits entities with low interest loans.
RDFC has recently granted $1,000 to the Woodworth Quick Response Unit. The grant funds will be used to purchase equipment for the EMS squad (oxygen and mask/regulators, blood pressure cuffs) and safety gear such as reflector vests and jackets, gloves, masks, and face shields etc.
Another $1,000 grant went to the Woodworth Café. The grant funds will be put toward the purchase and installation of a new furnace and bathroom renovations.
About Northern Plains Electric Cooperative
One of 16 distribution electric cooperatives in North Dakota, Northern Plains Electric Cooperative is the largest geographically, serving 11,700 meters of 8,200 members on 6,793 miles of line in a 50-to-70-mile area from south of Jamestown to the Canadian border.
Representatives of the Woodworth Café accept a $1,000 grant from NPEC board director Curt Hanson (right). L to R: Steve Hochhalter, Mashell Ziesch, Joady Wagner, Pam Mahutga and Jamie Clark.
Woodworth Quick Response Unit
NPEC board director Curt Hanson (left) presents a $1,000 grant to representatives of the Woodworth Quick Response Unit. L to R: Jason Struxness, Steve Scarbrough, Pam Mahutga, Marshell Ziesch and Steve Hochhalter.