Hoeven Announces $680,000 in USDA Funding For Rural Development in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and on the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded more than $680,000 to support nine rural development projects in North Dakota. 

“These grants will help support business development in rural areas to help make these communities and their economies stronger and more resilient,” said Hoeven. 

The projects include: 

  • City of Mott will receive $58,920 to remodel and renovate an existing building to provide office space for up to four businesses. 
  • Dunn County will receive $41,096 to support two projects, including $14,795 to help develop a system to improve and increase food production and consumption of local foods in eight southwestern North Dakota counties and $26,301 for a project to determine if an existing building can be converted into a retail and business office space.
  • Tuttle Development Club in Kidder County will receive $44,585 to repurpose the former Tuttle School building into a regional economic development incubator, including renovating classrooms into office and conference space.  
  • Pembina County Job Development Authority will received $19,000 for the Northern Red River Valley Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative, which provides training and technical assistance to rural entrepreneurs from 13 school districts in Walsh County, Pembina County, and portions of Grand Forks County and Ramsey County.
  • North Central Planning Council will receive $253,506 to create 13 new jobs by purchasing equipment to expand manufacturing lines and increase production runs at Chiptronics, Inc.’s Dunseith facility.
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa will receive $108,140 to provide training to rural entrepreneurs and assist in the creation of new businesses. 
  • Roosevelt-Custer Regional Council in Stark County will receive $99,000 to provide local food growers with training and resources to increase their commercial sales of locally grown fruits and vegetables.
  • University of Jamestown will receive $63,415 to support the Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center, which assists entrepreneurs and innovators in developing and launching successful businesses.