Hoeven Announces Almost $295,000 in DOJ Grants for North Dakota Attorney General Office and City of Bismarck

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a total of $294,700 in grants to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General and the City of Bismarck. The funds are awarded as follows:

• North Dakota Attorney General – $265,934 – To enhance the capabilities of the Crime Laboratory Division’s DNA Unit so samples can be analyzed more efficiently.

• City of Bismarck – $28,766 – To upgrade the Police Department’s firearms as well as purchase new Tasers and social media monitoring software to improve officer safety.

“Today’s DOJ grants will help keep North Dakotans safe,” Hoeven said. “The Attorney General’s office will be better equipped to investigate crimes statewide, and the Bismarck Police Department will be better able to prevent and respond to criminal activity.”