Hoeven Announces $5 Million in Funding for North Dakota to Help Prepare For & Respond to Public Health Emergencies

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $5,169,900 to the North Dakota Department of Health. Today’s funding is made available through the CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Cooperative Agreement, and will be used to assist hospitals and health care providers to better prepare for and respond to public health emergencies such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

“The COVID-19 pandemic has again shown us the importance of supporting our health care providers and systems so that they are prepared to prevent and respond to public health emergencies,” said Hoeven. “Today’s funding will help ensure that the proper resources are in place for our health care providers to safely continue combatting and responding to public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.”