During the 2013-2015 Legislative Session the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Grant Fund program was established under North Dakota Century Code section 15-10-48. The program is currently available to the eleven public institutions in the state. The program is chaired by the Lieutenant Governor and the committee is further composed of two senators, two representatives, two State Board of Higher Education members and two members at large appointed by the Governor. Funding applications, having met several specific criteria, are brought before the committee for approval. Once approved the North Dakota University System Office disburses the funds awarded to the campuses for use at the respective foundations.
Click here to view a history of the ND HE Challenge Grant Funds awarded through June 2019.
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Challenge Grant Fund at Work
Please take an opportunity to view the videos and statements below that truly illustrate how powerful the Challenge Grant Fund program is for the public colleges and universities throughout North Dakota.