Hoeven Announces $653,000 in Funding for Joint Law Enforcement Operations to Secure the Border

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded $653,000 to North Dakota. The funds are made available through DHS’ Operation Stonegarden, which seeks to enhance cooperation across all levels of law enforcement to secure the nation’s borders. The funds will support joint operations in the counties of Bottineau, Burke, Cavalier, Divide, Pembina, Renville, Rolette and Towner.

“Border security is a central priority for our nation, whether we are working to prevent drug trafficking or illegal immigration,” Hoeven said. “These funds will help our various law enforcement agencies to work together to prevent illegal crossings and protect our country.”

Today’s award comes in addition to $6.9 million in funding that Hoeven announced in June from DHS’ State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG).