Hoeven Announces Nearly $3.7 Million in Health and Education Funding for North Dakota Entities
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has awarded three grants totaling $3,683,838 to Turtle Mountain and Cankdeska Cikana Community Colleges and the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The funds are for varying projects and details are as follows:
- Turtle Mountain Community College – $2,285,882 – The funds will be used to support a Health Education Access through Rural Training Project (HEART) for the tribe.
- Cankdeska Cikana Community College – $1,272,956 – The funds will be used to help hire health professionals.
- North Dakota Department of Public Instruction – $125,000 – The funds will be used to support Head Start programs in the state.
“It’s very important that we support health care and health care education throughout North Dakota,” Hoeven said. “Today’s funds will help increase health care education in the Turtle Mountain community, support a health care workforce in Spirit Lake and ensure that young children in our state are healthy and prepared to begin their education.”
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