Hoeven Announces CDBG Funds from CARES Act to Combat COVID-19 in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $3.1 million to North Dakota. Today’s funding comes as the third tranche of Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding which was made available by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide resources and support to households facing higher risk of eviction. Details are as follows:

  • North Dakota State-Wide – $1,916,287
  • Fargo – $580,116
  • Bismarck – $318,148
  • Grand Forks – $298,396

“These grants from the CARES Act invest in quality housing and provide housing opportunities to low-income individuals across North Dakota,” said Hoeven. “As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important families and individuals have proper housing and shelter.” 

Last month, the administration granted North Dakota’s request to provide wider flexibility for CDBG-CV funding, allowing the state to utilize the funds to supplement its temporary rental assistance program, which provides low-income rental assistance in response to the pandemic for households with 60 percent or less of area median income (AMI) living in non-assisted housing. This program is being run jointly by the North Dakota Department of Health and the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides annual funding on a formula basis to states, cities and counties. CDBG funds can assist with developing adequate housing and living environments, and expanding economic opportunities for low- and middle-income individuals and families. The additional CDBG funds provided today is supplemental to the annual distribution, and is intended to provide resources to local communities to address COVID-19.