With more than $2,254.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $1,806.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in North Dakota. There are 17,845 business establishments in the state of North Dakota, and they break down to the following:

North Dakota Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 9,994 registered businesses in North Dakota have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 3,004 registered businesses in North Dakota have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 1,956 registered businesses in North Dakota have 10-19 employees.
  • 1,734 registered businesses in North Dakota have 20-99 employees.
  • 449 registered businesses in North Dakota have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 708 registered businesses in North Dakota have over 500 employees.

North Dakota Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 1,508 registered businesses in North Dakota are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 898 registered businesses in North Dakota are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 1,838 registered businesses in North Dakota are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 2,402 registered businesses in North Dakota are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 32,000 farms in the state of North Dakota.

Starting and managing a small business in North Dakota is not an easy task. Over $10,045,929,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of North Dakota and more than 1,627 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in North Dakota, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in North Dakota, contact North Dakota financial aid agencies, or

Access Applicant Portal

Current online applicants in North Dakota are browsing from the following cities: New Rockford, Fort Yates, Medina, Wimbledon, Belfield, Harwood, Webster, Argusville, Arvilla, Munich

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Conservation Collaboration Grant Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Announcement for Program Funding – NORTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS ND MULTI 22 NOFO0001127
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Announcement for Program Funding – NORTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS ND MULTI 22 NOFO0001126
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Conservation Collaboration Grants Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – NORTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS ND MULTI 21 NOFO0001042
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Conservation Collaboration Cooperative Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Announcement for Program Funding – NORTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS ND MULTI 21 NOFO0001041
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Communities in the state of North Dakota (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R08 1883
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $3,135,269
Conservation Collaboration Grants or Agreements Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Announcement for Program Funding – MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NORTH DAKOTA, and SOUTH DAKOTA (apply)

Funding Number: USDA NRCS MULTI CCG 20 GEN0010740
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Implementation of Prairie Pothole Joint Venture (PPJV) Activities in North Dakota (apply)

Funding Number: F20AS00025
Agency: Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $50,000
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark Counties, North Dakota (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R08 1726
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,231,311
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Benson, Bottineau, McHenry, McLean, Pierce, Ramsey, Sheridan, Towner and Wells Counties, North Dakota (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R08 1724
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,306,829
2017 Prairie Pothole Joint Venture Implementation Plan conservation delivery in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota (apply)

Funding Number: F19AS00259
Agency: Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
Category: Environment
Funding Amount: $75,000

 

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