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Planning For Possibilities Workshops – Great Plains Housing Authority (

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Join us for these four FREE Lunch and Learn Financial Workshops during the month of March at Babbs Coffee House – Jamestown Main Floor Meeting Room.

Registration is open to the first 20 individuals. Registration is required. Lunch is provided catered Classic Catering by the James River Senior Center. Enter to win a brand new 9th Gen 64GB IPAD. One giveaway per week. Winner can only win once.


Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Transitions to New Affordable Connectivity Program

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2021—In accordance with Congressional directives in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Federal Communications Commission today officially launched the Affordable Connectivity Program, the $14.2 billion successor program to the Emergency Broadband Benefit which helped almost 9 million afford internet access during the pandemic. As of today, eligible households are encouraged to apply to receive up to $30 per month discount toward internet service and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
“The response to the Emergency Broadband Benefit proved what many knew to be true: the cost of high-speed internet is out of reach for too many of us,” said FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “Now with the long-term Affordable Connectivity Program, we have the opportunity to enroll even more households and help ensure they can afford the internet connections they need for work, school, health care and more for years.”
A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
-Has an income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines;
-Participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
-Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
-Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year;
-Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or
-Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low income program.
Final program rules will be adopted by the Commission in January. For more information about the Affordable Connectivity Program, please visit:

Mobile Food Bank – January 13

The Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry will be stopping in Valley City and Jamestown on January 13th.  

Valley City – 12:30 – 2:00 PM at Epworth United Methodist Church

Jamestown – 3:45 – 5:15 PM at Temple Baptist Church

Things to remember:

–         Anyone in need of food assistance from any community is welcome to attend!

–         If you are not fully vaccinated please wear a mask while interacting with volunteers.

–         Please remain in your vehicle at all times, you will also be asked complete a short intake form onsite, then drive through the distribution line.

–         We welcome those who cannot attend to designate someone to pick up for them. 

 Hunger is an issue that we can do something about. Here are several ways you can help:

  • Volunteer! Volunteers are CRITICAL right now – we need you!
    • REGISTER HERE! Once you are registered you can sign up for a slot at a Mobile Food Pantry near you!
  • Spread the word! Post the flyers around town, share the attached JPG on your social media networks, or talk about the events with those you know!
  • Respond and share to Facebook event links to get updates and reminders!

Thanks for your help in addressing hunger in your community! View our website for all upcoming distribution information. If you wish to be removed from this list, please let me know.

2022 Board schedules

Eddy County Housing Authority

2022 Board schedule

All meetings held at 3:00 PM in the Eddy County Courthouse and via conference call

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022(annual meeting)

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Conference call bridge: 1-855-212-0212

Meeting: 133-588-794

Dickey Sargent Housing Authority

2022 Board Schedule

All meetings held at 4:00 at Dickey Sargent Housing Authority offices and via conference call

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Conference call bridge: 1-855-212-0212

Meeting: 133-588-794

Great Plains Housing Authority

2022 Board Schedule

All meetings held at 8:00 AM at Great Plains Housing Authority and via Zoom

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Holiday schedule

Great Plains Housing Authority offices will close on Friday, December 24 and Friday, December 31 for the holidays. Our offices will return to normal schedules after the holiday.

Eddy, Foster, and Wells County clients should contact GPHA via 701-252-1098 or for any questions or scheduling.