Rural Community Grant Fund

Rural Community Grant Fund

  • Supporting North Dakota Communities

    The Rural Community Grant Fund supports local communities in western North Dakota impacted by mineral development in the Bakken region. AgriBank partners with AgCountry Farm Credit Services and Farm Credit Services of Mandan to provide the program.

  • Grants up to $50,000 are available through the Rural Community Grant Fund to facilitate infrastructure improvement and/or development initiatives encompassing housing projects; health, safety and environmental programs; medical facilities; educational programs; and more.

  • The Rural Community Grant Fund is funded annually by the income AgriBank earns on mineral interests in western North Dakota, as designated by its board of directors. AgriBank ​acquired mineral interests in western North Dakota as a result of loan activity following the Great Depression.

Questions

What is the purpose of the Rural Community Grant Fund?

Grants up to $50,000 are available within the Rural Community Grant Fund to facilitate infrastructure improvement and/or development initiatives encompassing housing projects, health, safety and environmental programs, medical facilities, educational programs, and more. AgriBank funds the Rural Community Grant Fund annually based on income earned on mineral interests within western North Dakota, as designated by our board of directors. AgriBank acquired mineral interests in western North Dakota as a result of loan activity following the Great Depression.

Organizations that qualify as a 501(c)(3) entity under the IRS code receive preference. Requests for funding from governmental authorities also receive consideration, but not at the federal, state or county levels. Other organizations may apply, but requests by or for the personal benefit of an individual will not qualify. Requests from religious groups for a religious purpose do not qualify, but such groups may apply for funding of a community medical or housing project. The Rural Community Grant Fund does not discriminate on the basis or sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, disability or national origin.

Applications are available here. Grant applications are reviewed two times per year. Applications must be received electronically and submitted by April 30 or October 31 of each year.

The fund administrators will review grant applications two times per year and all applicants are notified after each review process.

Application

To apply for funds from the Rural Community Grand Fund, simply sign in or create an account at the link below and follow the instructions.

Apply For A Grant

News

Learn about the latest grants.

  • Farm Credit Announces Latest Grants to Support Western North Dakota Communities
    ​ST. PAUL, Minn., June 6, 2022 — Farm Credit organizations in western North Dakota today announced 14 grants totaling $254,500 to worthy programs that will improve lives in local communities through the Rural Community Grant Fund.  The fund was established as a partnership between AgCountry Farm Credit Services and Farm Credit Services of Mandan – the […]