There are a lot of funding sources in North Dakota for supporting projects.
The Entrepreneur Centers of North Dakota (ECND) are funding partners in North Dakota that offer a variety of programs.
The Rural Assistance Center keeps an updated list of funding opportunities for each state, predominantly grants in the area of Health and Human Services, but it also lists foundations that have other funding priorities also.
The Department of Commerce lists state incentives and financial packages available for projects.
Value-Added Agriculture Grants
For Value-Added Agriculture projects, APUC provides some grant funding in the following areas, note that the grants require matching funds.
Rural Development Finance Corporation
The Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) is a development corporation located in Mandan and owned by the North Dakota Electric Coops and nine of the North Dakota Telephone Coops.
The RDFC Community Capital Fund was created with the goal of assisting local development organizations and political subdivisions to leverage additional capital to finance business and community economic development activities.
Rural Funding Resources
USDA provides links to rural funding resources.
Describing the Pace Program
Interview with Don Frye, Mayor of Carrington
for more information: Bank of North Dakota Flex PACE Program