Hoeven Announces More Than $2.6 Million to Support Rural Infrastructure Development in North Dakota Communities

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a total of $2,629,853 in grants to three North Dakota communities. Details of the funding are as follows:

  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa – $2,000,000 – The funds will be used to improve the tribe’s water treatment plant, replacing aged and essential equipment to allow for safe, clean water distribution. 
  • City of New England – $559,853 – The funds will be used to complete water and sewer system improvements. As the fourth and final phase of this project, the city will now have health and safety compliant infrastructure.  
  • Souris Basin Planning Council – $70,000 – The funds will be used to complete repairs to rental units to benefit the living conditions of very low income households.

"As our state’s population continues to grow, it’s vital our infrastructure is capable of continuing to support our residents’ well-being and quality of life,” said Hoeven. “Today’s funds will replace outdated equipment and improve living conditions for individuals in these communities.”