Hoeven Announces Nearly $500,000 in DOT Grants to NDSU, State of North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has awarded two grants totaling $494,331 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) and the State of North Dakota. The grants are awarded as follows:

• NDSU – $300,000 – To develop a pipeline coating that can prevent corrosion for the lifetime of the pipeline. NDSU was one of three universities in the nation to receive this funding through PHMSA’s Competitive Academic Agreement Program.
• State of North Dakota – $194,331 – To train emergency responders, develop emergency plans and study commodity shipments.

“Today’s grant to NDSU will fund research efforts to develop new materials to keep pipelines operating safely and efficiently,” Hoeven said. “Today’s funds to North Dakota will help emergency responders better react to emergency situations.”