Hoeven Announces $125K in Rural Business Development Grants for North Dakota Communities

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Agriculture Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded three grants totaling $125,000 through its Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program. These awards will support technical assistance, training and other activities to help develop or expand small businesses in rural communities. The awards are as follows:

  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa - $77,000
  • Pembina County Job Development Authority - $30,000
  • City of McClusky Jobs Development Authority - $18,000

“Small businesses are the foundation of our nation’s economy and are vital to the ongoing growth and prosperity of our rural communities,” Hoeven said. “However, starting or expanding a small business can be a very risky and challenging endeavor. Today’s grant will help support our rural business owners by ensuring they have access to the services they need to successfully plan their future growth.”