Hoeven Announces More Than $2.4 Million in HHS Grants to Boost Health, Safety in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a total of $2,487,502 to boost public health and safety throughout North Dakota.

The funds are awarded as follows:

  • Turtle Mountain Community College – $2,285,882 – The funds, awarded by HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, will support the Health Education Access through Rural Training (HEART) Project. This project will provide education and training to low-income individuals for high-demand occupations in the health care field.
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians – $201,620 – The funds are made available through HHS’ Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI), which works to provide violence prevention and treatment services. The DVPI expands outreach and boosts awareness by supporting projects that provide victim advocacy, intervention, case coordination and community and school education programs.                                                         

“It’s important for us to invest in programs that support the health and safety of all North Dakotans, whether they are living on or off a reservation,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grants will go towards increasing access to health education in rural areas, while also supporting efforts to prevent domestic violence.”