JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Governor Doug Burgum has announced funding for 15 projects in North Dakota aimed at Main Street development, public facilities, and services.

The program is funded by federal Community Development Block Grant dollars that focus on long-term community development within cities’ Main Street areas. The announcement was made in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

“These funds will help communities with strategic projects that will strengthen our state’s economy and help create healthy, vibrant communities that can attract and retain a 21st century workforce,” Burgum said. “This is a key step in our development of building livable communities, addressing unmet community development needs and enhancing local economic development efforts.”

The city of Jamestown was selected to receive $100,000 for several Main Street improvements including:

-Orriginals Inc. – New windows, facade improvements and brickwork
-River Rock Investments – New windows, siding replacement, painting and sidewalk replacement
-The Lodge Jamestown – New windows and handicap accessibility
-Babb’s Coffee House – New windows, exterior facade improvements and handicap accessibility

Burgum has led the state’s efforts to provide community leaders a direct access point to resources needed to create vibrant communities poised to attract and retain a 21st century workforce.

Several other communities received funding for various projects, public works, facilities, operational costs and more.