Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million FEMA Grant

WASHINGTON – Senators John Hoeven and Kent Conrad and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant totaling $1,376,098 to the State of North Dakota to aid in continued flood recovery efforts following last year’s historic flooding in the Bismarck-Mandan region.

“Since last year’s flooding, we have seen considerable progress in the Bismarck-Mandan region’s efforts to repair and rebuild,” the delegation said in a joint statement. “While progress has been made, we recognize that this area was hit hard by flooding and the area is still confronting a number of challenges to rebuilding. Grants like this one help make a full recovery possible, and we remain committed to working on a federal level to help with the community’s continued efforts.”

The FEMA grant has been allocated directly to the State of North Dakota. The state will use the grant funds to reimburse the City of Bismarck for repairs that have already been completed. Completed repairs have been made to remove levees and associated debris as well as undertake cleanup projects, including the removal of debris at the Expressway Pedestrian underpass.