Special Event Funding


Every year the city allocates funds to help various public events that are offered throughout Grand Forks. The Special Events program was developed to assist groups in providing support for events which:
  • Promote Grand Forks as an entertainment, recreation, and tourism center
  • Attract visitors from outside the community and region

Please review the Special Events Program Description (PDF) as there are a few changes this year. Most importantly:

Period of Eligibility (New this year)
Individual events will be eligible for funding for a maximum of five years (subject to continued Special Events Program funding by City Council). New events as well as events that have previously received Special Events Program funding will begin their five-year period of eligibility starting with the 2014 program year.

If your group has an eligible event, please complete the 2014 Special Events Application Form and return ten copies of the completed form to:
Office of Urban Development
Attn: Andrea Laraway
1405 1st Ave. N.
Grand Forks, ND 58203

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, October 18, 2013 at 12:00 noon.

Please contact Andrea Laraway, Community Betterment Specialist at 792-2876 or alaraway@grandforksgov.com if you have any questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Arts organizations are strongly encouraged to apply for arts funding through the North Valley Arts Council

Special Events Program Description (PDF)
Special Events Application (Word Doc)

City of Grand Forks
255 N 4th Street * Grand Forks, ND 58203 * Phone (701) 746-INFO