There are a lot of funding sources in North Dakota for supporting projects.

One Stop

The Entrepreneur Centers of North Dakota (ECND) are funding partners in North Dakota that offer a variety of programs.

ECND and the CTB offer a single stop project funding review for projects that qualify.  A Request for Assistance form can filled out on their website.


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