Hoeven Announces More Than $1.9 Million in Health Research and Head Start Funding

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Head Start and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences have awarded two grants totaling $1,906,918 to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and North Dakota State University (NDSU) respectively. Details of the awards are as follows:

  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians – $1,471,918 Head Start Grant – The funds will help support Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the Turtle Mountain community to help prepare children for school and to provide families with resources to help their children grow and learn.
  • NDSU – $435,000 Research Grant – The funds will be used to conduct research on human genes and cells.

“Today’s Head Start funds will help prepare kids in the Turtle Mountain community to succeed in school by supporting educational efforts and helping promote the well-being of children and their families,” Hoeven said. “The research funds will help NDSU discover more about human biology, and will help continue the university’s excellence in research.”