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Notice of Snow Removal Assistance Program


The City of Fargo is making funds available to help low and moderate income homeowners who are elderly and/or disabled with snow removal services. Funds will be used to pay a contractor the City hires to remove snow for households who are accepted into the program for their public sidewalk, their driveway, and one walkway to their door. Applicants will be prioritized primarily on a first-come-first-served basis.
To be eligible for assistance:

• You must live in your home; it cannot be rental property.

• Your household must be physically unable to remove snow. All household member(s) must be elderly (age 65 or older) and/or disabled (as defined by eligibility for Paratransit services).

• Your 2019 household income may not exceed 80% of the median family income, as defined by HUD (see chart).Your 2019 household incomes includes the unadjusted gross income earned by everyone living in your household over the age of 18. Please note that Social Security and Pension benefits are included as income.

There are limited spots available in this program -- eligible applicants may be waitlisted. Within a week of the deadline, you will receive a follow-up phone call or letter regarding your acceptance status. Please note that receiving assistance in one year is no guarantee that you will receive assistance in the future. The assistance is provided on a year-by-year basis, as funds are available, and you are required to apply every year.

If you believe you are eligible, you are encouraged to call the Department of Planning & Development at 701.241.1474 to request an application form.
Applications must be returned no later than Friday, October 23, 2020 via email to or mail to:

Department of Planning and Development
Attn: Snow Removal Assistance Program
225 4th Street North
Fargo, ND 58102

If you have any questions on the Snow Removal Assistance Program, they may be answered here. You may also contact the Department of Planning & Development at 701.241.1474.