Hoeven Announces $1.86 Million Grant to Extend ND Veterans Cemetery
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery (NDVC) in Mandan has been awarded a federal grant of $1,860,775. This funding will be used to provide 1,440 columbarium niches, landscaping and infrastructure on approximately one acre of land, supporting additional burial options for the state’s veterans and eligible family members. As a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, Hoeven worked to secure this award for the NDVC, having:
- Introduced and successfully passed the Burial Equity for Guard and Reserves Act, which ensured cemeteries like the NDVC remained eligible for VA grants.
- Repeatedly advanced this priority in conversations with VA Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs (USMA) Matthew Quinn.
“The North Dakota Veterans Cemetery is a beautiful resting place for the brave North Dakotans who have served in the military,” said Hoeven, a member of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee. “This funding will help ensure NDVC is able to continue providing the honors and recognition active duty, Guard and Reserve veterans have earned.”
The grant is made available through the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program (VCGP), overseen by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration (NCA).
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