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Career Impact Academy Receives Xcel Energy Foundation Grant

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For Immediate Release

June 24, 2022

Career Impact Academy Receives Xcel Energy Foundation Grant

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $10,000 Energizing the Future grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation for the Career Impact Academy.

The grant award will be used for teacher professional development and supplies to prepare teachers for the 10 career pathways that will be at the Career Impact Academy.

A collaborative partnership among several entities in the Grand Forks region, the Career Impact Academy will provide hands-on, relevant career and technical education experiences for students in the Grand Forks region. High school students will be able to complete their high school diploma and obtain credentials or college credits. Academy training pathways will be open for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Participating postsecondary institutions can provide training pathways, certifications, and degree programs for adult learners.

The Career Impact Academy is an entity of Grand Forks Public Schools and is governed by the Grand Forks School Board. The facility is anticipated to open in fall 2024 and will be located near the intersection of Highway 2 and Interstate 29.

The Xcel Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that awards charitable grants to nonprofit organizations and sponsors the volunteer programs of Xcel Energy and its subsidiaries. The majority of Xcel Energy Foundation funding comes from Xcel Energy shareholder dollars. For more information, visit