Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded two grants totaling $140,000 for the repair and rehabilitation of low-income housing in rural North Dakota. The Souris Basin Planning Council and the Turtle Mountain Housing authority have each received $70,000, made available through the USDA’s Housing Preservation Grant program
Senator Heidi Heitkamp announced two federal grants totaling $140,000 to help rural communities modernize, repair, and improve safety and quality to make housing more affordable for rural North Dakotans. “For too many rural families, particularly those with lower incomes, home repairs and updates are often out of reach,” said Heitkamp. “When badly needed maintenance goes unaddressed families can end up facing more costly repairs down the road, or risk living in unsafe conditions. North Dakota families deserve better – and this federal funding will help make sure folks in rural communities can make the repairs they need to preserve a safe place to call home.”
Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Veterans Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded $911,497 to the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of North Dakota to help veterans and their families secure or remain in permanent housing. The funds are made available through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program and will enable CAP to provide services such as outreach, case management and assistance obtaining VA and other benefits
Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants totaling $764,627 to the Park River Municipal Airport Authority and the Watford City Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows
Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start has awarded $1,474,524 to Housing, Industry, Training, Inc. (HIT), which operates West River Head Start in Mandan, and today’s grant will support those services
Senator John Hoeven this week brought together North Dakota energy industry leaders and U.S Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to encourage the Energy Department to partner with the state’s industry to develop and implement commercially-viable clean coal technologies. The senator arranged the meeting to outline projects in the state to advance the coal industry, reduce CO2 emissions and provide reliable, low-cost power for consumers and businesses.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives have passed bipartisan legislation she introduced with Republican Senator Dean Heller from Nevada to help vulnerable veterans secure housing. The bill now goes to the President’s desk to be signed into law
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today reinforced the need to continue strong policies that encourage certainty for renewable energy workers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Xcel Energy’s Border Wind Farm. The project created 11 new full-time jobs and is expected to employ about 150 North Dakotans during peak construction.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced nearly $127,000 in federal funding to support the purchase and installation of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements
Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $7.7 million to enhance housing options in North Dakota. The funds are awarded as follows