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Storefront/Downtown Rehab Grant Program

The City of Fargo has allocated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to operate a Storefront/Downtown Rehab program. The goal of this program is to renovate deteriorated properties and eliminate conditions of "blight" in the downtown area. 

Interested property owners may apply for a 50% matching grant, up to $15,000 (depending on available program funding), which can be used to complete the rehabilitation of a building exterior, demolish blighted buildings for redevelopment, or to make other exterior improvements. The property must be located in designated areas of downtown Fargo. 

Renovations must be reviewed by the Fargo Historic Preservation Commission and must be designed in a way that maintains the historic character of the affected property, consistent with the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Rehab.

2014 Application (word.doc)
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Map of eligible areas
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Archive of historic photos: NDSU Institute for Regional Studies
701-231-8914

Staff contacts for program:
701-241-1474

Dan Mahli
(Community Development Block Grants): dmahli@cityoffargo.com

Before and after photos of grant projects