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Community Development Funds

The City’s Planning and Development Department leads local community development efforts along with a host of committed local non-profit, state, and federal partners. Much of the community development work is accomplished with the help of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Fargo receives annual allocations from HUD for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Each year, the City issues a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to seek competitive proposals from qualified organizations to apply for eligible CDBG and HOME activities described within the NOFO. Proposals must address one of the goals outlined in the City of Fargo's 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, which include:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Ending and Preventing Homelessness
  • Neighborhood Improvements and Initiatives
  • Assistance for Vulnerable Populations

All Projects or services funded by CDBG or HOME grants must be provided to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, public assistance, domestic violence, lawful activity, or condition protected by applicable federal and state laws. The City is an equal employment/equal housing opportunity agency. Funding is limited and is not guaranteed to any agency or project.

Ineligible activities are as follows (not an all-inclusive list):

  • Any activities that do not assist a qualifying population
  • Equipment, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings
  • Personal property that is not an integral structural fixture
  • General government activities
  • Political or religious activities
  • Income payments, stipends, fundraising, scholarships
  • Operating/maintenance costs not related with a public service

The application period is currently closed. For more information on the City of Fargo's current 5-year Consolidated Plan and community development goals, please visit the webpage at