Community Grant Awards

Here at Bowman Wind, we don’t plan on waiting for our project to be completed to get started on our community impact.

This is why we are so proud of our local Community Grant Program. Through this program, we've been able to support community initiatives that help this region thrive. Grants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are awarded quarterly.

Click here to access the short online application. Return to this page in the future to see recent local grant awardees.


Q1 2024 Awardees

Bowman Fire Department

Bowman Wind has generously awarded a grant to the Bowman Fire Department, enabling them to enhance their emergency response capabilities by purchasing essential rope rescue equipment and facilitating necessary training for their personnel. This significant contribution underscores Bowman Wind's commitment to community safety and support for local first responders, ensuring that the fire department is well-equipped to handle complex rescue operations and provide timely, effective assistance during emergencies. The new equipment and training will bolster the department's preparedness, ultimately benefiting the entire community by enhancing rescue efficiency and effectiveness.

Bowman Public School

Bowman Wind also awarded a grant to Bowman County School to support their "Be the Good Day" initiative. On April 24th, 2024, students dedicated their morning to volunteering throughout the Bowman community, engaging in activities such as cleaning up litter, tidying the Bowman theater, and spending time with residents at the local nursing home. This event not only fostered community spirit but also taught students the value of service and giving back.

“We are really excited about this year's “Be the Good Day” and greatly appreciate Apex’s contribution,” said Kate Cristaldi, Bowman County School’s Co-Activities Director. “Thank you so much!”


Bowman students participate in “Be the Good Day” on April 24, 2024.

Other Q1 Awardees:

  • Bowman County Sheriff’s Department - $1,500



Dakota Territory Car Club Announces Bowman Wind as 2024 Annual Car Show Entertainment Sponsor

The Dakota Territory Car Club is pleased to announce Bowman Wind’s $25,000 sponsorship of the 2024 Annual Car Show and Street Fair, taking place on July 27. In a coordinated effort to boost the event’s energy and economic impact, Bowman Wind’s sponsorship has allowed the DTCC to welcome the popular Las Vegas-based 60s tribute band SIXTIESMANIA as the featured entertainment. Welcoming car and music enthusiasts from across the Midwest, the event is projected to attract up to 300 vehicle entries and thousands of visitors, generating significant tourism dollars for local businesses in Bowman and throughout the region.

“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Bowman Wind for our annual car show,” said Kevin Hilton, DTCC secretary and treasurer. “Their sponsorship elevates the event to new heights by ensuring a memorable experience for visitors and highlights our vibrant community and passion for classic automobiles.”

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Dakota Territory Car Club members and the Bowman Wind team pose with a grant donation check for the 2024 DTCC Car Show.



Q4 2023 Awardee

St. Charles Church

Bowman Wind has awarded a grant to St. Charles Church to support its outdoor space beautification program. This funding will enable the church to enhance its grounds, creating a more inviting and safer environment for parishioners and visitors alike. The beautification program will include planting bushes, upgrading walkways, and adding to the building’s landscape. Bowman Wind's support highlights their dedication to fostering community well-being and enriching the local environment.



Q3 2023 Awardees

Bowman Slope Community Cupboard

Bowman Wind provided a grant that enabled the Bowman Slope Community Cupboard to purchase a standup glass door freezer. This addition allows the Community Cupboard to expand its capacity to store and distribute perishable food items, ensuring that more families and individuals in need have access to fresh and nutritious options.

“We received a glass door freezer three years ago, and it was an instant hit with our staff and customers,” said David Horn, Vice President of the Bowman Slope Community Cupboard Board. “The upright glass door freezer allows us to store and display more frozen foods than our old chest-type freezer, making it easier for our disabled and elderly customers. From everybody at the Community Cupboard, we would like to say thank you.”

Other Q3 Awardees:

  • Bowman County Weed Department - $3,833
  • Rhame Pioneer Center - $2,000



Q2 2023 Awardees

Bowman County Development Corp

Apex Clean Energy and Bowman Wind are proud to announce the support of the Rotary Park Project through the latest round of the Bowman Wind Community Grant Program. With the support of local leaders, businesses, and the broader community, the project grew into a 35'x55' splash pad with 28 water features and an addition of a dry playground tailored for children under the age of eight. This collaborative community undertaking has a vision of becoming an attraction for visitors and possible new residents and families while bolstering the quality of life for those who live in Bowman County.

"The Rotary Park Project is an exciting new addition to Bowman County,” said Brooklyn Engelhart, Creative Marketing Coordinator for Bowman County Development Corporation. “We are excited to see a Bowman County Community Challenge Project grow into this amazing asset. We can't wait to see this project come to life and are so appreciative of Apex Clean Energy for providing funds to see this project complete."

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Other Q2 Awardees:

  • Bowman County Sheriff’s Department - $5,000



Q1 2023 Awardee

Bowman/ Slope Council on Aging

Bowman Wind provided a grant that significantly contributed to the creation of a home-delivered meal program in Bowman, in collaboration with the Bowman/Slope Council on Aging, after the original program ceased operations in March 2023. This initiative aims to ensure that elderly Bowman residents and those with limited mobility receive nutritious meals regularly, improving their quality of life and supporting their independence. The grant has facilitated the procurement of necessary resources, such as food supplies and delivery equipment, as well as the coordination of volunteers to prepare and distribute the meals. Bowman Wind's support highlights its commitment to enhancing community welfare and addressing the needs of vulnerable populations.



Q4 2022 Awardee

The Giving Tree

Apex Clean Energy and Bowman Wind are pleased to announce that the next round of the Community Grant Program will open for applicants in January 2023. Following a $2,500 grant awarded to the Giving Tree in the fourth quarter of 2022, the program seeks to continue its local impact and will accept applicants in the new year. Grants funds are awarded quarterly to support programs that serve the Bowman area through economic development, environmental sustainability, education, and health and recreation.

“I am so grateful for the financial assistance,” said Director Edna Paulson. “Our program has grown from a very seasonal project to assisting families all year long. This is very important since we live in such a rural corner of the state with fewer immediate resources available.” 

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