Community Development Block Grant

The North Dakota Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides financial assistance to local units of government for community development activities. These financial incentives are designated to be utilized in the development and implementation of projects that improve public infrastructure and housing quality for low-income residents. To apply for funds, applicants must contact our offices. Project applications are accepted once per year.


All eligible pre-applications are subject to review by a ranking committee made up the the SBPC Executive Board of Directors. Based on the amount of funds available to our region, this committee will recommend funding levels for the final applications, which are made to the North Dakota Department of Commerce, Division of Community Services (DCS). A more detailed explanation of the program requirements, ranking criteria, matching fund requirements, amount of funds available and application deadlines can be found below.

Grant funds available for local foods projects

Housing Assistance

Cities and counties may apply for grants to assist low-income homeowners or non-profit housing agencies with the rehabilitation of existing structures. This type of rehabilitation should be targeted at housing problems related to the following areas:


  • Structural

  • Electrical

  • Plumbing

  • Heating

  • Weatherization

  • Handicap Accessibility

Public Infrastructure

Cities and counties may apply for matching grant funds to enhance community development for public infrastructure, emergency services, removal of architectural barriers, and other projects that benefit at least 51% of the residents are low-income. Types of projects that may be funded under this program include:


  • Water and/or Sewer activities

  • Strategic/Comprehensive planning

  • Emergency Facilities & Equipment

  • Flood and Drainage activities

  • Removal of architectural barriers

Emergency or Other Projects​

Emergency activities needed to alleviate existing conditions that pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community which are of recent origin or which recently became urgent are also eligible activities. The applicant must provide evidence that it is unable to finance the activity on its own and that other sources of funding are not available.

Program Distribution Statement
Pre-Application Registration Guide
DUNS & Fact Sheet
Community Needs Assessment
Full Application