Special Events Grant Program

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Special Events Grant Program

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

In 2016, the final report of the Arts & Events group of the Mayor's Vibrancy Initiative recommended the administration of the Special Events Grant Program become the responsibility of the Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).  This was determined to be a much more strategic method of allocating these valuable resources.The CVB has since incorporated this program into its existing Events Funding Program.

Application materials and a program description are available in the links below or at the CVB webpage.  

Events Funding Program Description

Events Funding Application


Special Events Planning/Permitting

The Public Information Center can help you in properly planning and securing permits your special event.  Follow this link for more information. 


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