Farm Credit Services Awards Domestic Violence Crisis Center $7,500

Minot, ND - October 31st, 2017

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota is proud to announce that it has awarded the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) $7,500 as a recipient of the Rural Community Grant Fund (RCGF). The grant funds will help purchase housing furnaces for apartments for the Transitional Living Program.

The Domestic Violence Crisis Center is pleased to accept the check from Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services, and utilize the grant funds towards purchasing the furnaces. Senator Heidi Heitkamp was also present for the check presentation.

The DVCC provides assistance to women in the community who have been victims of domestic abuse and violence. “We are excited to be able to provide these funds to help them improve the Transitional Living Program,” says Claude Sem, CEO of Farm Credit Services of North Dakota. “Farm Credit believes strongly in giving back to the community and this is a great opportunity to help the DVCC as we aim to help strengthen community organizations,” he adds.

Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, Farm Credit Services of Mandan and AgriBank, established the Rural Community Grant Fund to assist in the implementation and development of projects and programs in communities and rural areas in western North Dakota which have been impacted by mineral exploration.

The Rural Community Grant Fund is currently accepting applications for future funding requests. Interested parties can apply at