Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $2 million grant from its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to the City of Fargo. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Hoeven oversees the department’s annual budget. Today’s funds will go towards improving Fargo’s wastewater system to reduce the risk of sewer backup during flooding
Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development has awarded two grants totaling $910,000 to Benson County to fund improvements to the City of Leeds’ sanitary sewer. Benson County also received a $1.08 million loan to support the project. The funds are made available through USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program as well as its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) Project, selecting the preferred alternative which uses Lake Sakakawea as the primary water supply. Hoeven has been pressing the federal agencies to sign the ROD and advance the project.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today released the following statement on the decision of the Bureau of Reclamation approving of a treatment method for the Northwest Area Water Supply (NAWS) Project to improve access to clean drinking water in rural areas across northwestern North Dakota
A development that addresses one of the City of Fargo’s biggest housing needs - affordable rental options for seniors - broke ground for the final phase of the project today. An event, co-hosted by Beyond Shelter Inc. (BSI) and North Dakota Housing Finance Agency (NDHFA), marked the completion of North Sky Apartments’ second phase and the groundbreaking for the third and final building
Senator John Hoeven today outlined the Senate’s new six-year highway bill at an open house of the Associated Builders and Contractors. The measure will provide North Dakota with more than $1.6 billion. Hoeven said the formula is favorable to North Dakota and increases highway funding for the state to $270 million, about $30 million a year more than it currently receives.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced a $46 million loan to improve rural electric infrastructure, guaranteeing rural North Dakotans have access to reliable, affordable power. “When I go to work every day in the Senate, fighting for rural America is my top priority – and this loan will help North Dakota’s rural residents keep getting the reliable electricity they need,” Heitkamp said.
Speaking at a press conference in Mandan, Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, today joined U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah in announcing a $46 million loan to the Central Power Electric Cooperative to make important infrastructure improvements
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp introduced legislation to strengthen investments in local towns and neighborhoods by expanding small banks’ access to credit, allowing them to provide more affordable home mortgages to the individuals and families in their communities.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today issued the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Clean Power Plan rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing U.S. power plants.