Hoeven Announces More than $620,000 in FEMA Grants to North Dakota Counties to Coordinate Border Protection

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $621,763 to counties in North Dakota through FEMA’s Operation Stonegarden Grant (OPSG) program. The funds will be used to help secure the United States’ border with Canada while enhancing cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies on both sides of the border.

The grant awards are as follows:

  • Cavalier County                                                                                 $85,000
  • Pembina County                                                                                $85,000
  • Bottineau County                                                                               $81,763
  • Burke County                                                                                     $80,000
  • Divide County                                                                                    $80,000
  • Renville County                                                                                 $70,000
  • Rolette County                                                                                   $70,000
  • Towner County                                                                                  $70,000

Total: $621,763

“Securing our border keeps individuals safe and helps businesses operate securely,” Hoeven said. “This FEMA funding will help local law enforcement in North Dakota’s border counties coordinate with law enforcement in Canada. This coordination not only helps secure our border, it helps protect individuals living near the border by improving communication and law enforcement’s ability to respond.”

Senator Hoeven announced earlier this year that FEMA awarded more than $3.7 million to the State of North Dakota through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) to help the state prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from catastrophic events. Both the SHSGP and today’s OPSG grants are under the purview of Senator Hoeven, who is Chairman of the Senate Appropriation DHS Subcommittee. FEMA is a DHS agency.