Hoeven Announces Funding to Increase Education and Job Skills for North Dakotans in Minot, Grand Forks, Fargo

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded more than $250,000 in funding to help North Dakotans in Minot, Grand Forks and Fargo acquire education and develop job skills to prepare them for North Dakota’s growing economy.

“With North Dakota’s growing and more diversified economy, we are creating real opportunities for people with the right skills,” Hoeven said. “These grants will not only make people more employable, but also help meet the need for skilled labor in our state.”

  • Minot Housing Authority $ 43,248
  • The Housing Authority of the City of Grand Forks $103,514
  • Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority $106,608
  • Total $253,370

The funding will be used to help partner public housing agencies and social service agencies, community colleges, businesses and other local partners to help HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program participants and public housing residents obtain additional education and job skills.