Community Services was established to provide technical assistance to local governments and state agencies in the areas of community and rural planning and development, policy research and development, and grant program implementation.
We provide the people of North Dakota with effective, efficient and customer-oriented administration of federal and state programs for:
- Community Development
- Energy Efficiency
- Self Sufficiency
Public Notice - Public Hearing for FY2023 Community Needs
The North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services (NDDCS) and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA) will hold a public hearing on Jan. 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m., CT, to gather input on and to prioritize North Dakota’s needs for affordable and special needs housing, services for individuals who are homeless, and public facilities and economic development assistance.
The FY2023 Annual Action Plan (AAP) will outline how the State will allocate federal Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Solutions Grant and National Housing Trust Fund dollars, and prioritizes which activities will be funded.
Communities, organizations and citizens are encouraged to comment, either in writing or during the hearing, to help the State identify and prioritize needs in order to create opportunities that are in the best interest of North Dakota citizens. The comments received will be used in the development of the AAP.
Written comments may be submitted until 5:00 p.m., CT, on Jan. 18, 2023, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or by mail to NDDCS, Attn Maria Effertz Hanson at PO Box 2057, Bismarck, ND 58502-2057.
Access to the hearing will be in-person or via Microsoft Teams (virtual or audio-only).
NDHFA Board Room
2624 Vermont Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58502
From a browser (virtual): https://bit.ly/3WEzCN2
Call-in (audio only): (701) 328-0950, Conference ID: 178 988 641
Requests for assistance should be directed to Tonya Forder one week prior to the hearing at 701-328-5300, 711 (Voice or TTY), 800-435-8590 (Spanish), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Services Team
The North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services was established to provide technical assistance to local governments and state agencies in the areas of community and rural planning and development, policy research and development, and grant program implementation.