Hoeven Announces USDA Rural Development Loans and Grants in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded grants in North Dakota, including:

  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians – $1,540,000 grant through the Water and Waste program to finance water supply improvements for residents and replace two aged water storage tanks. 
  • City of Mott – $30,000 grant through the Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households (SEARCH) program to evaluate water lines within the city and create a plan for improvement and replacement efforts.
  • City of Rugby – $22,500 grant through the Water and Waste program to prepare a preliminary report to identify water and wastewater infrastructure improvements and repairs needed throughout the city.

“This support from USDA will enable North Dakota communities to make critical updates and improvements to ensure they continue providing quality water and service to North Dakota residents,” said Hoeven.  

Additionally, USDA awarded a $2,4141,968 loan guarantee to Harris Oil and Propane, LLC. to expand the storage facility in Belcourt, increasing propane storage capacity.