Hoeven: North Dakota Receives More than $2 Million in Federal Funding for Hospital Preparedness, Fargo Health Center Cluster

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 the Family HealthCare Center in Fargo a $1,077,975 grant. The grant will be used to enhance administrative operations in order to improve health care services at the Family HealthCare Center. The funds are made available through the HHS’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

Hoeven also announced that the HHS Assistant Secretary for Public Response / Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response awarded a grant of $949,944 to the North Dakota Department of Health. The funds will be used for the ND Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities.

“North Dakota is a rapidly growing state, and it’s important to ensure that our people continue to enjoy a high quality of life and good health,” Hoeven said. “I have long been a strong supporter of community health centers, and this HHS grant will allow the Family Healthcare Center in Fargo to provide even better care to North Dakotans. The grant awarded to the North Dakota Department of Health will serve to ensure that hospitals in our state are adequately prepared for Ebola and other critical response activities. It’s always important to be prepared, and this funding will help to make sure that North Dakota hospitals have the tools, training and resources they need to be ready for health emergencies.”