LOCALLY POWERED, MEANINGFULLY TRANSFORMED
Every community has a story, and many happen in the heart of the downtown district. Look around and you’ll find treasures you never expected along the thriving main streets of villages and cities all across our state. From charming small-town offerings like New Rockford’s Opera House or Watford City’s Outlaws Bar & Grill to our larger communities’ vibrant shopping, entertainment and diverse dining, a lot is happening on main street North Dakota.
Vibrant community centers are a fundamental element of workforce development. North Dakota’s Main Street initiative provides community leaders with direct access to tools and resources to capitalize on their community’s strengths and make sound planning decisions. These efforts help create vibrant communities that attract and retain the 21st-century workforce North Dakota needs to compete and succeed in a global economy.
Join us in West Fargo on Oct. 11 for a free pre-Summit event and Oct. 12 for a full day of education and enthusiasm to keep North Dakota thriving. Registration is only $50 for a full day. In-person is limited to 450 people and virtual is unlimited.
Pre-summit information (Oct. 11th):
The pre-summit event will be from 4-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 at The Lights located at 3150 Sheyenne St. West Fargo. Guests are expected to arrive at 4 p.m. to check in and hear opening remarks prior to the departure for a bus tour of West Fargo infrastructure. For those wishing to attend, please note that capacity is limited for bus tour attendees. The evening will conclude with appetizers at Bar Down following the tour.
Summit Location Information (Oct. 12th):
Rustad Recreation Center
601 26th Avenue East
West Fargo, ND 58078
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Artists on Main Street Program
North Dakota Main Street Initiative (MSI) is proud to announce the creation of an Artists on Main Program. This accelerated program offers technical assistance and funding to develop and install art to one North Dakota MSI community. This unique opportunity consists of creative community development training, one-on-one technical assistance for artists and community leaders from placemaking experts, and financial support for up to five small projects that address local challenges affecting the vibrancy of their community.
2020 Main Street Initiative Grant Programs
Please note: 2020 deadlines for these Main Street grant programs has been updated; please check the program guidance for updated information
2020 PARTNERS IN PLANNING GRANT PROGRAM
The Main Street Initiative (MSI) Partners in Planning (PiP) grant program supports non-profit organizations and/or local governments in completing a comprehensive plan or economic development/diversification strategic plan. This grant program is intended to empower communities to proactively plan their futures, seek smart, efficient infrastructure development and offer a healthy, vibrant environment for residents and visitors. Click here for complete details.
MAIN STREET COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN
To be considered a Main Street Champion Community and qualify for favorable terms on some state grant applications, your Main Street community point of contact will need to fill out and submit this form. If you have questions about this process please contact Maria Effertz Hanson.