The Consolidated Appropriations Act allowed continued spending of previous Cares Act dollars. Following review by the Office of Management, Legislative Counsel and Budget and the Attorney General’s Office, it was determined that ND Commerce was authorized to spend these funds from 2020 programs authorized by the Emergency Commission and Budget Section.
Department of Commerce developed and implemented three grants, Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG), Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (HERG) and Hospitality ERG PLUS.
All grant rounds are now closed. For past applicants who want to view their grant applications, click here to login
Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG)
The North Dakota Department of Commerce's Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) program was created to help restore consumer confidence in the marketplace while reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Application period is closed.
Applications awarded: 2,064
Amount awarded: $38.7 million
Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (HERG)
The North Dakota Department of Commerce’s Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant (HERG) was created to cover basic operational costs for businesses in the hospitality sector.
Application period for both rounds are closed
Round 1 - Applications awarded: 966 and Amount awarded: $23.7 million
Round 2 - Applications awarded: 316 and Amount awarded: $4.5 million