Hoeven: NASA Awards $125,000 to North Dakota to Promote Aerospace Technology Research and Development

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven announced today that NASA has awarded $125,000 to North Dakota to support aerospace technology research and development. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven supported the NASA research program, which provides seed funding to help develop self-sustaining, long-term aerospace research.

The funds are made available through NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program, which awards Research Infrastructure Development (RID) grants every three to five years to jurisdictions to bolster their competitiveness in aerospace and aerospace-related research activities.

“North Dakota is quickly becoming a technological hub, and it’s important to ensure that we embark on research that will enable us to maintain our edge,” Hoeven said. “This funding will support aerospace and aerospace-related research activities, which will allow our state to remain competitive in these fields.”