Mini-Match Program

New Business:

  • 2:1 match up to $5,000 in matching grants for new business startups. No minimum.
  • Business must be within first year of operation and open for business for a minimum of 90 days.
  • Eligible matching dollars include fixtures, furniture, equipment, store remodel, and rent.
  • Receipts required for reimbursement and must be turned in at time of application.
  • Project must have obtained all necessary permits and be in compliance.


Child Care:

  • New child care startups and existing remodels are eligible for a 1:1 match not to exceed $5,000 in matching funds.
  • Eligible items: fixtures, furniture, equipment, construction related build out costs, permit compliance related costs.
  • Receipts required for reimbursement.
  • Project must be a licensed (or in process of licensing) child care facility through the state of ND. 
  • Providers who receive mini-match dollars must remain in operation for a minimum of 2-years from application date.  Failure to do so will result in a pro-rated return of grant dollars to the STAR Fund.
  • New and existing providers who receive startup assistance through the Mini Match program are ineligible for the annual assistance grant for two years of licensed operation.



  • 1:1 match up to $5,000 for new and existing business signage.  No minimum.
  • Matching reimbursement limited only towards the cost of the sign (installation fees are not eligible).
  • Reimbursement based on receipts.
  • Project must have obtained all necessary permits and be in compliance with local sign ordinance.
  • Project limited to the Williston City Limits and ETJ.


Mini-Match Program Application
W-9 Form

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