The North Dakota Department of Commerce today announced that six communities in western North Dakota were recommended to receive funding from the Main Street Initiative Vibrancy Grant Program.
Nine communities across the state were recommended to receive grant funding, with a total of $13,500 to be awarded.
Western North Dakota grant recipients include Bowman County Development Corporation, Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce, Hazen Chamber of Commerce, Bismarck Mandan Chamber/Leadership Bismarck Mandan, Mandan Progress Organization and City of Dickinson.
The Main Street Initiative Vibrancy Grant Program seeks to assist in adding a spark of activity and energy to communities across North Dakota. The program helps provide small investments to community projects or events that encourage public art, activate underutilized space, or promote walking and biking. By starting small and supporting an initial community vibrancy project, the grant program inspires others to engage and contribute to improving quality of life for visitors and residents.
Grant funding supports nonprofit organizations and/or local governments in vibrancy projects such as public events, public art, cultural celebrations, activating underutilized space, community gathering spaces, promoting active transportation, mitigating impacts of vacant or deteriorated infrastructure and more.
Bowman County Development Corporation: Agricultural Mural Project - $1,500
City of Argusville: Community Center Improvements - $1,500
Hettinger Area Chamber of Commerce: Collaborative Workforce Center Improvements- $1,500
Hazen Chamber of Commerce: Public Event/Street Dance - $1,500
Bismarck Mandan Chamber/Leadership Bismarck Mandan: Bismarck Event Center Sign Revitalization - $1,500
Mandan Progress Organization: Visitor Center Improvements - $1,500
Jamestown Downtown Association: Alley Art/Mural - $1,500
Tuttle Rural Innovation Center: Community Room Improvements - $1,500
City of Dickinson: Street Corner and Sidewalk Planters - $1,500
Total Grant Awards – Round 1: $13,500
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services