How the Program is Funded:
The Lignite Research, Development and Marketing Program is funded by approximately
10 cents per ton from the North Dakota coal severance tax. With annual production at
approximately 30 million tons per year, about $3 million is available each year for the
Funding Since the
Since the Program was started in 1987 through August 1, 1999, over $27 million in
funding has been awarded to nearly 125 applicants. These funds have been matched with
other funds to support over $260 million in lignite research, development and marketing.
Funding Available for the Current Biennium:
Meetings & Grant Round
Based on the $3 million that is available each year for the R&D program,
approximately $1.1 million is available for demonstration projects, $900,000 for small
research projects, $250,000 for marketing studies, and $190,000 for administration.
Grant round deadline dates include April 1
& October first of every year. In addition, other special dates
may be established by the Industrial Commission of North Dakota.
How to Submit a Grant
Information on how to submit a grant
If you need additional information, please contact Harvey Ness at: