The North Dakota Development Fund (NDDF) manages the Rural Growth Incentive (RGI) Program which provides loans to RGI cities for a qualifying business. RGI cities must have a population less than 2,500 and be certified as a RGI city by the Dept. of Commerce. The city must raise dollar-for-dollar matching funds. A qualifying business must provide an essential service to the city which is determined by the city’s governing body and the Dept. of Commerce.
Grant dollars of up to $10,000 are available to RGI cities for a feasibility study related to an essential business.