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Application Process

Qualified projects are taken to the Development Fund Board of Directors for consideration. Requests for loans greater than $100,000 are presented at the regular board meeting the last Thursday of the month. Requests of $100,000 or less may also be presented by teleconference. (Dollar limits are cumulative and include existing advances in determining the approval process.)

To determine whether or not your project is eligible, you must contact your local financial institution, a local economic development office or staff at the ND Development Fund office. We recommend an early joint meeting between investors, entrepreneurs, community developers and other appropriate team players.

After you’ve submitted sufficient information to determine the merits of your request, the Fund will conduct due diligence in concert with the other entities involved in this transaction. Generally the Fund requires a 15-20 day lead time to conduct due diligence and complete other details needed to process debt and equity requests.

After board review, applicants receive written notice of approval or denial. Once you accept the commitment letter and provide necessary documents, closing takes place. This process usually takes 15-30 days.

For more information, we suggest you read the ND Development Fund Policy and review the Application Form. Both documents are found at the bottom of this page.

NDDF Policy
NDDF Application   (Fillable PDF)


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