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Program Grants

At this time all program grant funds are fully committed.  

Innovate ND Program Grants are designed to provide funding supporting to help multiple entrepreneurs and improve the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Dakota.  These program grants are specifically designed to help multiple businesses that are innovative and scalable. 

The businesses that benefit from program grants must meet the following criteria. 

  • Must be innovative in the way they do business.  Can be an existing business model but a new innovative approach must be involved. 
  • Business must be scalable and serving a market outside of their initial community.
  • Participants must be based in North Dakota.

In order to submit an application you must be an entrepreneurial center or working with an entrepreneurial center.  Innovate ND Program Grants do not have a dollar limit.  The North Dakota Department of Commerce will use a screening committee to assist in making awards.  This process will be made within 45 days following submission deadlines. 

Deadlines for submission are:

  • January 1st
  • March 1st
  • May 1st
  • July 1st
  • September 1st
  • November 1st

The application can be found here.