RDFC Grant

DRN as a member of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC), is pleased to share with our members an opportunity to apply for grant funds to be used to support community-owned entities, nonprofits, and community-based projects. See below for guidelines and how to apply.
Eligible projects: community-owned businesses (café, grocery store, motel, other); community facilities (such as ambulance services, fire districts, recreation, hospital/clinic, community center, etc.); or community-based projects (such as school/youth projects, other) that benefit rural areas and lead to community betterment.
New in 2021: RDFC does not provide funds for medical fundraisers or general operating costs. 
Maximum/minimum grant amounts: The minimum grant amount is $500; the maximum is $2,000.
Deadline: Postmarked or delivered to the DRN office by December 15, 2021
  1. Complete grant application. A fillable PDF is available via this link.
  2. Submit the application to the following: DRN PO BOX 69 Ellendale, ND 58436
  3. DRN will review submitted applications and submit the application to RDFC.
  4. Once received by RDFC, the RDFC board will make the final approval on the grant requests.
  5. Successful grant applicants will receive a check made out to the entity listed.
Click here for the 2021 Grant Program Guidelines

Learn more about the RDFC here: https://www.ndarec.com/content/rdfc-rural-development-finance-corporation