21 Feb BSC implements $830,000 grant from U.S. Economic Development Administration
An award of $415,256 from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is helping Bismarck State College (BSC) equip its new Health Sciences facility with high-tech equipment for enhanced workforce training. The grant is a 50 percent cost share for the $830,000 project. This is the first EDA grant made in North Dakota under its Assistance to Coal Communities funding.
BSC recently moved its Health Sciences program from its 15,000 square foot downtown location to a newly renovated facility next to campus offering double the training space. The award from the EDA will help the college equip its expanded lab and classroom space for Nursing, Surgical Technology, Paramedic Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Lab Technician, and Certified Nursing Assistant. With a critical workforce demand for health professionals in the state, providing more training space to increase enrollment will support the local economy, increasing investment and employment in an important industry.