Hoeven: North Dakota Receives More than $138,000 in Federal Funding to Support Highway Safety

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $138,095.35 to the North Dakota Department of Transportation/Office of Traffic Safety. The funding announced today is awarded by the DOT’s National Highway Safety Administration and comes through two grant programs: State and Community Highway Safety Grants and Occupant Protection Grants.

“As North Dakota grows, we are seeing more and more traffic on our roads,” Hoeven said. “This grant will go towards programs that help to make driving in Burleigh County safer for our citizens. As a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committees, I will continue working to support infrastructure and public safety investment in North Dakota.”

Grant totals include:

•           $80,582.59 for state highway safety programs

•           $57,512.76 for occupant protection programs