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U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that rural and tribal areas across North Dakota will receive a total of $24.8 million in federal funding to help the state expand and improve its water supply infrastructure – more than any other state is being awarded for rural water construction projects this year.
Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Garrison Diversion Unit in North Dakota an additional $17.4 million in funding to build and improve water supply systems in a number of North Dakota and tribal communities. The senator said that with a previous $7.4 million Bureau of Reclamation award for rural water, North Dakota will receive nearly $24.8 million for essential water supply projects.
Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $900,000 to the Spirit Lake Tribe. The funds are made available through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant program and will help to improve housing and provide economic opportunities
Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015. The bill amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 by reforming the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance programs and Rural Housing Service Programs. The reforms are aimed at increasing access to affordable rental housing, creating housing opportunity, and improving the effectiveness of the programs.
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today joined the Red River Valley Community Action Agency to weatherize the home of an elderly woman who uses federal heating assistance programs to warm her house.
During a Senate Energy Committee hearing this week, Senator John Hoeven drove home the importance of empowering America’s energy industry to compete in the global market. While speaking with witnesses from both private and federal organizations, including the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Hoeven highlighted how burdensome federal regulations impede and increase the costs of domestic energy development, which hinder the nation’s exports, reduce economic growth and undermine national security.
Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the city of Minot has been awarded $74.3 million in the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), which made $1 billion available on a competitive basis to increase the safety and security of communities that have experienced natural disasters. The senator notified Minot Mayor Chuck Barney of the award this afternoon
Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $408,120 in Tribal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) grants to the Standing Rock and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians tribes. Standing Rock received $234,178 and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians received $173,942.
“Native American veterans deserve a safe place to call home,” said Heitkamp. “Native American veterans serve our nation at disproportionately high rates, keeping us safe and our nation strong. After returning home and finishing their service, it is our responsibility to make sure they are not forgotten. This federal funding will allow Native veterans to place a roof over their head and continue to lead fulfilling lives.”
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced more than $50,000 in federal funding for emergency water assistance for the city of St. John to make sure community members have critical access to water.