Hoeven Announces More than $1.5 Million in Funding to Help Address Sexual Assault and Help Sexual Assault Survivors

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women has awarded two grants totaling $1,552,903 to the North Dakota Department of Health and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe. Details of the awards are as follows:

  • North Dakota Department of Health – $869,993 – The funds are awarded through DOJ’s Services, Training, Officers and Prosecution (STOP) Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program, and will be used to help encourage partnerships between law enforcement, prosecution, courts and victim services organizations.
  • Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe – $682,910 – The funds will be used to provide education and training for law enforcement and the community as well as improve available services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

“Today’s funds will help foster collaboration between law enforcement and organizations that help survivors of sexual assault as well as improve sexual assault services for the Spirit Lake Tribe,” Hoeven said. “Improved collaboration and services for sexual assault survivors will help us ensure that survivors have a safe place to go and have the support they need.”