Two new state programs to help you

In case you haven’t heard, there are two new North Dakota programs that may benefit your business as we all continue navigating through COVID-19. See more details on both programs:  

The Economic Resiliency Grant program allows North Dakota businesses with a single location to qualify for up to $50,000; businesses with multiple locations are eligible for up to $100,000. This grant can be used for costs associated with improvements for the purpose of reducing the spread of infection and instilling consumer confidence. Eligible expenses include PPE, disinfectant and touchless payment systems. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with applications open now. See more information and apply now.

The ND Smart Restart Technical Skills training grant allows eligible programs to receive up to $100,000 in matching funds that support workforce re-training programs, expand capacity in current training programs or adapt to virtual needs. Eligible applicants include North Dakota colleges and universities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and trades organizations/associations in the state. Round two applications begin August 21. See more information and how to apply.