Delegation Announces More Than $3.7 Million Grant to Aid in Flood Recovery

Washington - Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg today announced that a $3,738,854 grant has been awarded to the State of North Dakota to aid in flood recovery efforts. 

The funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is intended to help Bismarck and Burleigh County cover the costs to build levees and dikes.  

"Bismarck and Burleigh County were hit hard by flooding this year and every effort needs to be made to help the communities repair and rebuild," the delegation said in a joint statement.  "While we are grateful for this FEMA grant, still more must be done.  We will continue to push for additional disaster aid for Mandan and Morton Counties, as well as Minot and the surrounding communities."   

The FEMA funding is being allocated directly to the State of North Dakota. It is the State's responsibility to ensure that the eligible sub-grantee receive this award.