Hoeven: USDA Awards Nearly $1 Million Grant for City of Rolette, Approves Loan of More Than $1 Million

WASHINGTON — Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program has awarded $929,000 in federal funding and a $1,181,000 loan to the City of Rolette through its Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. The funds will be used to support water and sewer line improvements and to help build a new well for the city.     

“The period of growth we’re experiencing across North Dakota means that we have a greater demand for services in our rural communities,” Hoeven said. “We’ve been working hard to support growth in the rural parts of our state, and these USDA funds will help the City of Rolette make important improvements for water and sewer lines, as well as help finance a new well for the city.”

Last month, Hoeven announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill includes provisions that help North Dakota with flood protection, water conservation and water quality.