The Main Street Initiative (MSI) Vibrancy Grant Program supports local efforts to increase community vibrancy by providing seed funding for a small project that will build momentum and inspire additional projects. Community vibrancy improves quality of life, helps attract and retain workforce, and enhances community pride.  

Any community in North Dakota could benefit from adding a spark of activity and energy to a part of your community. Whether your community wants to add public art, activate underutilized space, or promote walking and biking, this program may interest you. 

By starting small and supporting an initial community vibrancy project, this grant program can inspire others in your community to engage and contribute to community vibrancy, improving quality of life for visitors and residents.  

2022 Timeline: Grants may be awarded in multiple rounds.

Round 2 - Open -October 7, 2022 • Close – November 22nd, 2022

  • AWARD announcement December 13, 2022
  • EXTRA POINTS for Winter Placemaking!

Round 1 - Open January 14, 2022 • Close – March 31, 2022

  • AWARD announcement May 1, 2022


To learn more about this grant opportunity and to apply, go the ND Dept of Commerce website.