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The ND Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Greater North Dakota Chamber will be holding a Special Business Briefing on Tuesday, November 17 at 10:00 am (CST) to address questions, share how to prepare for filling out the application and announce the exact date/time Commerce will begin accepting applications for the Hospitality ERG (HERG). Governor Burgum will kick off the event.
Due to the continuing need of assistance, the Hospitality ERG will focus on hospitality businesses including all restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes and similar on-site dining establishments. In addition to the hospitality industry, the grant will also focus on businesses affected by the closures such as movie, music and entertainment theaters and venues and professional production companies that support major venue meetings and events.
Hospitality ERG funds will be used to reimburse eligible entities for costs in operations, such as payroll, rent, utilities, personal protective equipment (PPE); technology; and other expenses that comply with federal guidelines.
Applicants may receive up to $25,000 and eligible entities with multiple locations may receive up to $75,000. A max of $25,000 will be allowed per location. Grant recipients are required to comply with ND Smart Restart protocols. Funding will be approved if the application meets all criteria and funding is available. Additional information will soon be available at belegendary.link/HERG.
To receive call-in information, attendees must register as a non-member. A confirmation email with call specifics will be sent to the email provided in the registration prior to the call. Please provide your questions relating to the call during registration. These will be provided ahead of time to the Department of Commerce so that presenters can address your questions to the extent possible, given the dynamic environment. Questions not addressed during the conference call will be answered in follow-up communication.
This call will be recorded so it can be accessed at a later time. Recordings of the previous Business Briefs can be found at GNDC's information hub.