Hoeven Announces Nearly $28 Million in USDA Loans to Support Rural Health Care, Education Facilities

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has approved direct loans and a loan guarantee totaling nearly $28 million for health care and education facilities in rural North Dakota. The funds are made available through USDA’s Community Facilities program. The details of the loans are as follows:

  • Hazen Memorial Hospital Association – An $11.1 million direct loan and a $10.3 million loan guarantee to construct a new Critical Access Hospital and clinic.
  • Hill Top Home Comfort in Killdeer – A $3.5 million direct loan to construct a new assisted living facility.
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College – A $3.1 million direct loan to construct a centrally-located, new Head Start facility.

“We’re working to support our communities’ efforts to ensure their residents have a high quality of life,” Hoeven said. “Access to essential services, like health care and education, are a vital part of that effort. Today’s loans will support the construction of such facilities in Hazen, Killdeer and Fort Totten, which will promote the well-being and prosperity of those communities and the surrounding areas."