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Dakota Center for Independent Living

August COVID-19 Update

Dakota Center for Independent Living is currently opened providing services to individuals with disabilities by appointment only. Our staff are here for you and are in the process of providing many of our services virtually. We continue to provide outreaching services to our consumers via email, phone calls, online services and through the mail.

We are happy to announce that Dakota Center for Independent Living has received grant funding through the CARES Act to provide vital independent living services and resources to people with disabilities with in the counties of Burleigh, Morton, Kidder, Sheridan, Emmons, Sioux, Grant, Oliver, Mercer, McLean, Dunn, Stark, Hettinger, Adams, Bowman, Slope, Golden Valley and Billings.

The CARES funding will allow DCIL staff to provide limited assistance in the areas of:

  • Life Sustaining Food
  • Personal Protection Items
  • Transportation Services
  • Health and Safety Supplies
  • Housing Services
  • Assistive Technology Equipment
  • Transitioning from a Nursing Facility

To be eligible for the CARES Relief Funds the following criteria applies:

Must be a person with a disability or caregiver for a person with a disability. Recipient must reside within the eighteen counties listed above and must agree to become a consumer of Dakota Center for Independent Living. All requests for assistance must be COVID-19 related. Some examples of this might include, but are not limited to: being in an at-risk category for complications, contracted COVID-19 and lost income, hours were reduced by employer due to COVID, was laid off or let go because of the pandemic.

For more information regarding the CARES Act, contact Dakota Center for Independent at 701-222-3636 or

Local COVID-19 Resources and Services

COVID-19 symptom check card for people who are deaf, hard of hearing: COVID-19 SymptomCheck.pdf  (AIM IL in New York)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD) 

North Dakota Department of Health

Bismarck Burleigh Health