Hoeven Announces Funding to North Dakota for COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded funding to the North Dakota Department of Health to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding below was provided in year-end legislation which Congress passed last month:

  • $43.8 million made available through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) cooperative agreement to support testing and efforts to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • More than $6.8 million to North Dakota for vaccinations through the CDC Immunization and Vaccines for Children cooperative agreement.

“This funding will support North Dakota’s efforts to continue responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency, including vaccination efforts so that we can fully recover from the pandemic,” said Hoeven.

Also announced today, the Family Healthcare Center in Fargo will receive $149,220 through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Additionally, three North Dakota groups will receive grants through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide crisis intervention services, substance use disorder and mental health treatment and other related recovery support for children and adults impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Funding for each group is divided as follows:

  • North Dakota State Department of Human Services – $2,859,649
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – $1,086,266
  • Turtle Mountain Tribe – $499,967