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Grant Programs

The North Dakota Department of Commerce offers a variety of grant and loan programs. Please use the links below to find information about programs that may meet your needs.

Economic Development & Finance

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Research North Dakota - Provides matching dollars to ND universities to assists private partners/companies in performing research, development and commercialization of specific projects.
  • Biotechnology Research Grants - Provides dollars to designated projects to conduct research on and develop and commercialize vaccines and antibodies for the prevention of, treatment of, or cure for cancer; virally infectious diseases; or other pathogens.

Workforce Development

  • Workforce Enhancement- Provides funding for designated two-year colleges and tribally controlled community colleges to develop or expand training programs that address the needs of business and industry.

  • Operation Intern- Provides matching funds to help expand the number of internship, work experience and apprenticeship positions with North Dakota employers

Community Services


  • 2020 Tourism Main Street Expansion Grant Program - The purpose of the Main Street Expansion Grant Program is to support new or expanding businesses that provide an improved visitor experience, with an emphasis on attracting visitors to a city or town’s downtown. 
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