Community Enhancement

Each year, the Williston City Commission and STAR Fund Advisory board allocate up to $50,000 for nonprofit groups and organizations to fund activities and projects that improve the quality of life in and around the Williston area. Grant recipients in the past include: Leadership Williston, Maah Daah Hey Trail, Williston Downtowners Association, Entertainment Inc! and many others.

The Community Enhancement Grant program is made possible through the Williston STAR Fund which was created to help provide financial support for economic and community development projects that create jobs. The funds are derived from a voter approved 1% city sales tax through June 30, 2030. Seventy-five percent of the collections benefit infrastructure needs and property tax relief while 25% assists projects that promote a vibrant and sustainable community.

The deadline to apply is Friday, December 13, 2019 at 5 PM. Applications may be emailed, mailed or delivered to Williston Economic Development. The STAR Fund Advisory Board will evaluate the applications and hold interviews at a date to be determined in January of 2020.

Nonprofit organizations may pick up applications at the Williston Economic Development Office located at 113 4th Street East.

For more information contact Brenda Schmidt at 701-577-8110 or

brendasc@ci.williston.nd.us


Press Release
Grant Guidelines and Application

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