Hoeven Announces $2.1 Million in FEMA Funding to North Dakota Department of Emergency Services

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2.1 million to the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES). The funds are a reimbursement for the expenses incurred by the state for managing federal disaster assistance programs during the 2011 floods, which impacted 39 counties in the state. As chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, Hoeven oversees the annual budget for FEMA and other agencies at the Department of Homeland Security.

“The historic flooding of 2011 impacted communities and residents across the state, especially in the Souris River Valley,” Hoeven said. “We came together as a state to protect our communities and help those that were displaced. Today’s funding helps our state to recover some of the costs from managing those efforts.”