ND Grant Program

North Dakota Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG)

North Dakota grocers can take advantage of the
ERG to upgrade technology solutions from RDS

The North Dakota Department of Commerce's Economic Resiliency Grant (ERG) Program has been created to help restore consumer confidence in the marketplace while reducing the spread of COVID-19. The ERG is a grant – not a loan. Retail Data Systems is working with North Dakota grocers to take advantage of the available grant money - $50,000 per eligible business and up to $100,000 per eligible business with multiple locations.

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The North Dakota Department of Commerce has made the Economic Resiliency Grant available to private companies operating in North Dakota for costs associated with improvements to their businesses for the purpose of reducing the spread of infection, and instilling consumer confidence in the marketplace.

Investments that reduce repetitive touch and items the directly control infections, such as:

  • Touchless payment systems or document signing systems
  • Automatic faucets, toilets and door kicks
  • Technology to manage take-out, or drive-through orders
  • UV sanitizers
  • PPE

Online Ordering Solutions

NFC & Contacless Payments

Self-Checkout & POS Systems

Fill out the form to have RDS contact you about any questions you have regarding the ERG for ND grocers.

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • have a permanent physical location in North Dakota
  • have been financially viable before the coronavirus pandemic
  • have experienced negative financial impact due to the coronavirus pandemic
  • show how the grant will improve the business' COVID-19 resiliency and restore consumer confidence
  • be in good standing with the ND Secretary of State or applicable tribal government
  • have made the investment in qualifying improvements on or after March 27, 2020 or use the money to make qualifying improvements within 45 days of receiving the grant or prior to December 29, 2020, whichever comes first
  • use the grant money ONLY for approved expenses as listed on the grant application • return any unused grant funds to the state.