Hoeven Announces $200,000 USDA Grant to Support Rural Communities in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Agriculture committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $200,000 to the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC). The funds, part of USDA’s Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program, will be used to provide technical assistance for cooperatives and mutually-owned businesses including grocery stores, child care facilities in Beulah and Hazen and cooperative housing in Wahpeton.

“These investments will help diversify and grow our rural economies,” Hoeven said. “These projects address particular needs in these communities and will make them better places to live, work and raise a family.”

In May, Hoeven wrote to USDA to support NDAREC’s application for a RCDG grant.