Hoeven Announces Nearly $4 Million in Water Infrastructure Loans and Grants for City of New England

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding a $2.7 million loan and a $1.2 million grant for water infrastructure in New England, N.D. The funds are made available through the USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loans and Grants Program, which supports the development of water systems in rural areas and towns with less than 10,000 residents. These awards will support the replacement of New England’s water and sewer mains as well as the construction of a new water tower.

“Like many of our rural communities in western North Dakota, New England has seen a new period of growth in recent years,” Hoeven said. “New homes, businesses and residents mean greater revenue and opportunities for investment in the community, but it also means greater demand on vital services, like clean water. We have worked hard to support growth in our rural communities, giving them the tools they need to develop their infrastructure and maintain their high quality of life. These funds do just that, empowering the city to update its water system, supporting the continued growth, health and prosperity of its residents.”

As a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture and Appropriations Committees, Hoeven continues working to support rural development programs, which promote infrastructure investment in and help grow North Dakota’s rural communities. The senator also served on the Senate-House Conference Committee that negotiated the final version of the new five-year farm bill which reauthorized and strengthened programs in support of rural communities.