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Save the date! NDDC annual meeting 5/27, 9am

All members of the Northfield community (and beyond!) are invited to learn more about the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation, our recent accomplishments, and future goals for sustaining a vibrant downtown Northfield.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, May 27th at 9am.  There will be time for Q&A and information about how you can get involved in the NDDC’s ongoing work.  Additional details will be shared in the coming days.

To register for the meeting, please visit this link.  If you need assistance registering or have any other questions in the meantime, please reach out to Greg Siems, NDDC Executive Director, at

Artists on Main Street virtual workshop – 5/7, 11am

Join us to learn more about the Artists on Main Street program and how you can receive up to $2,000 in funding for creative placemaking projects in downtown Northfield!

To RSVP and receive the Zoom link, please send an email to  For more info and to apply, visit

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

#SpringForwardMN with the NDDC!

During’s #SpringForwardMN campaign, we hope you will consider a donation to support the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation. Since the beginning of 2020, the NDDC has raised over $53,000 to support grants for small businesses, provide relief to those affected by the Archer House fire, and many other projects benefiting the downtown.  We’ve also partnered with organizations such as the University of Minnesota Extension to offer specialized training for Northfield businesses, the Southeastern MN Arts Council to install a striking sculpture along the Riverwalk, and the Minnesota State Arts Board to fund another year of the Artists on Main Street program.

Your tax-deductible contributions make all of this important work possible!  You can donate at our GiveMN page, or send a check to 19 Bridge Square, Northfield, MN 55057.  Thank you for your support!

Registration now open for the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund

All restaurants are encouraged to apply for the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund as soon as the portal opens at 11:00 a.m. CT on Monday, May 3, even those not in a priority group.  Here are a few helpful resources on how to proceed or find answers to questions:

  1. Sign up to receive updates – Small Business Administration (SBA) (
  2. Register in the application portal – SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund::. This is the same portal you will use on Monday, May 3 at 11:00 am CT. You only need an email address and U.S. phone number to get registered.
  3. Visit the Restaurant Revitalization Fund website at Restaurant Revitalization Fund ( Pay special attention to the links below for answers to questions.
    1. Restaurant Revitalization Funding Program Guide ( updated 4/28/2021
    2. Restaurant Revitalization Fund Knowledge Base – SBA Restaurant Program ( updated frequently
    3. Webinar: Special briefing on RRF with SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute overview of RRF
    4. Webinar: Learn how to apply for RRF overview of portal
  4. Print and fill out the application to be prepared for the questions that will be asked in the portal (Restaurant Revitalization Funding Application Sample (
  5. Review the documents requirements in 3 and 4 above and have them ready to be uploaded on Monday.
  6. Contact call center support at 1.844.279.8898 with questions.

Announcing the 2021 Artists on Main Street program

The Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC) is thrilled to offer the 3rd year of the Artists on Main Street (AOMS) program, a community development initiative exploring the intersection of arts and culture, downtown revitalization, and historic preservation by investing in “creative placemaking” projects.  Originally designed and funded by Rethos: Places Reimagined, Springboard for the Arts, and the Bush Foundation, the 2021 program is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

A virtual workshop will be held on Friday, May 7th from 11am-1pm for anyone interested in learning more about the program.  To RSVP for the workshop and receive the Zoom link, please send an email to

For more information, check out this page of FAQs (Preguntas Frecuentes).  Applications will be accepted in either English or Spanish.  Please follow either of the links below to submit your proposal: