Hoeven: FEMA Advances $73 Million For Flood Control in Bismarck Region, Wastewater Projects in Lincoln and Fessenden

BISMARCK – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after advancing more than $73 million in federal funding to support flood protections in the Bismarck area as well as wastewater projects in Lincoln and Fessenden. Under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) advanced the following projects:

  • South Bismarck Flood Control Project – $50 million in federal funding to improve flood protections in South Bismarck. The completed project will remove properties from the 100-year regulatory floodplain, saving homeowners on the cost of mandatory flood insurance requirements.
  • Lower Heart River Flood Risk Reduction Project – $13.8 million in federal funding to improve the Heart River Levee System in Mandan. The levee is critical for providing flood protection for the community’s 24,000 residents.

“We appreciate FEMA advancing these federal funds for important flood mitigation projects in the Bismarck-Mandan region,” said Hoeven. “These projects are vitally important to helping protect people and property in the region.”

On Tuesday, Hoeven’s office joined a site visit with local and FEMA officials to review the projects. This follows Hoeven’s work on flood mitigation in the region including:

Under FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure Communities (BRIC) program, North Dakota is expected to received federal funding of $7.8 million for the City of Lincoln and $2 million for the City of Fessenden to make upgrades to their wastewater systems.