Nondiscrimination Statement (PDF)

On January 2, 2019, Traill County Social Services and Steele County Social Services officially joined together, to work as one, to provide quality, effective, and efficient social services to the citizens of Traill and Steele Counties. As a multicounty social service district there is unified administration, fiscal, governess, and service delivery. This transition was accomplished under NDCC 50-01.1 and with the approval of the Traill County Commission, Steele County Commission and the North Dakota Department of Human Services

Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone is a county government division designated by state law to provide a variety of human service programs to assist and support the vulnerable and poor. Programming/services offered by this agency are administered in conjunction with state and federal agencies, particularly the North Dakota Department of Human Services. There are four core program areas which include:

  • Aging Services
  • Children and Family Services
  • Economic Assistance
  • Administration

Governing Structure:
Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone has a tiered administrative structure. The county director is responsible for overseeing overall agency operations, personnel, fiscal planning/management and day-to-day operations. The director reports to the Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone Board, which provides fiscal and advisory oversight.

The board and agency are also accountable to the Traill County and Steele Commission. Traill County serves as the fiscal agent for the Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone. The North Dakota Department of Human Services serves as a regulatory, fiscal, technical assistance and monitoring agent for all county social service agencies in North Dakota. Funding to administer Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone originates with state and federals funds.

Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone currently employs an array of staff members to meet local needs. Personnel include a management team, social service case managers, eligibility specialists, direct care specialists, family service specialists, human service aides, and administrative staff.

For 2019, the Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone appropriated spending authority is $1,701,160, with estimated annual revenues of more than $1,843,766. The estimated value of social services-related benefits provided to Traill and Steele County citizens annually is over $16,500,000. Therefore, for every $1 of dollars invested, nearly $11 was returned in direct service value to our local citizens.

Civil Rights Statement:
Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone makes available all services/assistance without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap, political affiliation, age or marital status and is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights action of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Action of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.

This requirement also shall be extended for any organizational entity that provides a contracted service with funds obtained from the Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone Board. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, or for persons needing accommodations, please contact:

Kim Jacobson, Zone Director
Agassiz Valley Human Service Zone
212 W. Caledonia Ave.
PO Box 190
Hillsboro, ND 58045
Telephone 701.636.5220
Fax 701.636.5221