Hoeven Announces $560K in HHS Funds for Fargo Nonprofits

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants totaling $560,000 to nonprofit organizations operating in Fargo. The details of the awards are as follows:

  • Neuropsychiatric Research Institute – $457,040 – This award will support research into psychosocial issues of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. The funds are made available through the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism Research program.
  • Mountain Plains Youth Services – $103,093 – This award will support efforts to provide at-risk, homeless and runaway youth in Cass and Clay counties with education, prevention and early intervention services. The funds are made available through the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Street Outreach Program.

“North Dakota has long been a place of caring communities and residents with a high quality of life,” Hoeven said. “But even the healthiest communities will have persons who need extra support sometimes. That’s why we work to make investments in research, education and prevention that help maintain the well-being of our communities, and these funds will help do just that in the Fargo area.”

Senator Hoeven serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, where he works to support funds for programs that promote the health and well-being of the state’s communities.