Hoeven: FEMA Award More Than $3.4 Million to City of Minot Flood Water Treatment Plant for Flood Protection

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $3.4 million to the City of Minot through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Hoeven serves as the chairman for the Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, where he oversees the department’s annual budget.

The funds will be used to construct a floodwall and upgrade infrastructure to protect the City of Minot’s Water Treatment Plant from flooding of the Mouse River and to maintain the plant’s ability to provide potable water to residents during high water events.

“Today’s grant will play a critical role in supporting Minot’s ongoing efforts to recover from the historic flood of 2011,” Hoeven said. “I will continue working on the federal level for disaster aid that will help the city fully rebuild and also to secure protective infrastructure so that we can mitigate the impact of flooding in the future.”

Through his role on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven has worked extensively to ensure the grant funding for the City of Minot was authorized and appropriated. Senator Hoeven is also working through his role on the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee to make sure that families and businesses in Minot are protected from flooding. Last week, the senator joined community leaders in Minot to mark the signing of the cost-share agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Souris River Joint Water Resource Board for the Corps’ flood protection feasibility study.