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Community Development Funds & Goals

Community Development Funds

The City of Fargo Community Development Committee makes recommendations to the Fargo City Commission regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Partnership, and City Social Service Grant funds. The Community Development (CD) Committee evaluates the City's housing and community development programs. It also examines new programs, proposed changes, and grant/funding opportunities. In addition, the CD Committee may recommend and initiate special studies and plans.

The City of Fargo will not fund:

  • Partisan, political, or denominational programs
  • Endowment campaigns
  • Individuals
  • Requests that are not in writing
  • Programs located outside Fargo city limits, unless directly benefiting Fargo residents

Community Development Goals

  1. Affordable Housing & Homelessness
    • Create or maintain existing affordable housing stock
    • Increase homeownership
    • Participate in collaborative efforts to reduce and prevent homelessness in the community
    • Encourage development of supportive housing partnerships
  2. Poverty Reduction
    • Support efforts to increase self-sufficiency and personal well-being
    • Expand economic opportunities for low-income individuals
  3. Neighborhoods
    • Help ensure that all Fargo neighborhoods are neighborhoods of choice
    • Promote the development of downtown and older neighborhoods
  4. Administration/Operations
    • Non-capital program or projects
    • Use for administration of community development programs, general planning activities, and studies.