Hoeven: HHS Announces Federal Funding for North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $76,680.00 to the North Dakota Protection & Advocacy Project’s (P&A) Assistive Technology (AT) Advocacy Program. P&A advocates for North Dakotans with disabilities and helps them to get the services and resources they need, and the AT Advocacy Program aims to improve the availability of assistive technology services and devices to individuals living with disabilities. The funds are made available through the Administration for Community Living/Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).

“North Dakotans are a hardworking, caring people who understand the importance of neighbor helping neighbor,” Hoeven said. “These funds will help those living with disabilities get better access to services, which is one of the most basic ways we can help them.”

P&A has eight different advocacy programs to serve people with disabilities:

1.      Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Program

2.      Mental Health Advocacy Program

3.      Protection & Advocacy Project for Individual Rights

4.      Protection & Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security

5.      Assistive Technology Advocacy Program

6.      Help America to Vote Program (HAVA)

7.      Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

8.      Client Assistance Program