News Releases

07.01.20

Hoeven Announces Funds for Apprenticeships, Job Training for Seniors

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has made the following two awards to North Dakota entities: $889,285 to the North Dakota Department of Human Services through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The funds will be used to support work-based job training opportunities for lower-income, unemployed individuals 55 years of age and older. North Dakota is one of seven grante… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Hoeven Announces More Than $9.5 Million in Funding From FEMA to North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $9.5 million in funding to North Dakota to support homeland security efforts. Details are as follows: $4,287,500 from the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) will be used to support efforts to prevent, prepare for, protect against and respond to acts of terrorism. $3,151,693 from the Emergency Management Performance… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Hoeven Announces Preparedness and Response Funding for North Dakota Department of Health

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has awarded $1,071,922 to the North Dakota Department of Health for their Hospital Preparedness Program Cooperative Agreement. This funding is in addition to previous funds awarded by the ASPR Hospital Preparedness Program to the North Dakota Department of Health and t… Continue Reading


06.30.20

Hoeven Announces CARES Act Funding for Projects at Three North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded funding to three North Dakota airports. Today's grants include funding made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act with intentions to award the full Federal share amount regarding each project. Details are … Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven: FAA Releases Funding for Three North Dakota Airports

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has finalized grant awards and released funding to three North Dakota airports. Today's Airport Improvement Program (AIP) supplemental grants were previously announced by Hoeven last year and will benefit three North Dakota airports, including: Hector Int… Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Turtle Mountain Community College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Office of Family Assistance has awarded $1,717,460 to Turtle Mountain Community College. This funding will be used to support the Health Education Access through Rural Training (HEART) Project which supports training for low-income individuals to enter the health care field… Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven Announces Two HHS Grants to Support Research at NDSU, Update Food Regulatory Standards

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded two grants to North Dakota entities: North Dakota State University (NDSU) will receive $145,000 to conduct research regarding the detection of pancreatic cancer. North Dakota Department of Health will receive $69,000 to support efforts to update the national retail food regulatory program standards and help ensure safe pra… Continue Reading


06.29.20

Hoeven Announces FAA Funding for UAS Research in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $782,115 to the Scientific Applications and Research Associates, Inc. (SARA) to research unmanned aerial systems (UAS) detect and avoid capabilities. This research will be conducted through the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. The grant is made possible using $6 million in funding Hoeven secured … Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven: Department of Energy to Establish Coal Innovation Centers

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $122 million competitive funding opportunity to establish coal products innovation centers. The new centers are funded through the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy, for which Hoeven has helped ensure strong funding through his role on the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Committee. Further, the innovation centers align closely with projects at the Univer… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven Announces Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements in Belcourt County

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations and Senate Indian Affairs Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded a $3,389,800 grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Today's funding will be used to make essential infrastructure improvements to the Belcourt County water treatment plant to enhance water quality in the region. "Today's grant will permit the Turtle Mountain Band… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven Statement on Improvements to Malting Barley Endorsement for Federal Crop Insurance

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) Board of Directors approved changes to the malting barley endorsement for federal crop insurance. Hoeven raised the issue to USDA officials, including RMA Administrator Martin Barbre, and ur… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven Announces Two HHS Grants to Support Head Start, Workforce Training

BISMARCK, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Administration for Children and Families has awarded two grants to North Dakota entities: Bismarck Public Schools will receive $1,799,388 for Head Start and Early Head Start services to assist children preparing for school. Cankdeska Cikana Community College will receive $1,272,956 for the Next Steps II program to suppo… Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven: North Dakota Lignite Presents Opportunity to Develop Domestic Source of Rare Earth Elements

WASHINGTON - At a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee this week, Senator John Hoeven stressed to administration officials and industry representatives the importance of diversifying the United States' sources of rare earth elements through use of the nation's abundant coal reserves, including those in North Dakota. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $6.5 million to the University of North Dakota (UND) last year to construct a pilot plant that will extract these … Continue Reading


06.26.20

Hoeven Cosponsors Senate-Passed Resolution Designating June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Senate has passed a bipartisan resolution he cosponsored and helped introduce designating June 27 as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day" and the month of June as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month." Hoeven has cosponsored this resolution each year since coming to the Senate in 2011. "The hardship of combat and high-stress deployments can leave our servicemembers with injuries, both seen and unseen, as they return… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Hoeven Announces Economic Development Funds for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $150,000 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Today's funding will be used to support redevelopment and revitalization efforts to boost the regional economy in response to challenges posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This funding was made available through the Cor… Continue Reading


06.25.20

Hoeven: FSA Begins Accepting Ag Assistance Applications Online

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) has begun accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through an online portal. Further, the agency will use commercial document storage and e-signature solutions to allow producers to more easily complete their applications from home.… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Hoeven: USDA Awards Research Funding to NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $499,242 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). Today's grant supports assessments of the Northern Great Plains and will be used to research the impact of livestock, plants and pollinators on the rangelands. "This funding will support NDSU's efforts to improve the understa… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Hoeven Honors Sister Thomas Welder on U.S. Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, D.C - Senator John Hoeven today spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor Sister Thomas Welder, the former president of the University of Mary, who passed away on Monday. As governor, Hoeven awarded Sister Thomas with the Rough Rider Award in 2004. "Sister Thomas was truly somebody who I think epitomizes the term servant leader. She was a person of incredible faith. She lived her faith and she provided that to others certainly in her words but in her deeds," said Hoeven. "Mikey… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Hoeven Announces Economic Development Funds for Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $400,000 to the Lewis and Clark Regional Development Council in Mandan. This funding was made available through theCoronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to support redevelopment and revitalization efforts to strengthen and diversify the regional economy in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (CO… Continue Reading


06.24.20

Hoeven: Senate Should Debate JUSTICE Act

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven released the following statement after the Just and Unifying Solutions to Invigorate Communities Everywhere (JUSTICE) Act was blocked from debate in the Senate. Hoeven is a cosponsor of the legislation, introduced by Senator Tim Scott to make important reforms to improve training, accountability and transparency in law enforcement. "The Senate should debate the JUSTICE Act, which makes important reforms to improve law enforcement and prevent the use of excessive… Continue Reading

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