Hoeven Announces More Than $378,000 from HHS for State Independent Living Grants

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the North Dakota Department of Human Services $378,108 for Independent Living Grants.

“North Dakotans have a long tradition of caring for those in need,” Hoeven said. “These grants will help people with disabilities live independently in their homes and integrate into their communities.”

The funds are awarded by the Administration for Community Living / Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of the independent living programs is to maximize the independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities and to help these individuals integrate into the mainstream of American society.

Independent living programs provide financial assistance to provide independent living services; develop and support statewide networks of centers for independent living and improve working relationships among state independent living rehabilitation programs, centers for independent living, Statewide Independent Living Councils, Rehabilitation Act programs and other relevant federal and non-federal programs.