News Releases

09.09.16

Hoeven Announces $1.25 Million in NSF Grants to Improve UAS, Agricultural Data Management, Expand Research Opportunities

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded two grants totaling $1.25 million to support research and workforce training at North Dakota universities. The details of the awards are as follows: • UAS & Plant Science Data Applications in Agriculture - $995,739 - The funding will support efforts at the University of North Dakota (UND) to improve the management, accessibility,… Continue Reading


09.08.16

Hoeven Announces Almost $295,000 in DOJ Grants for North Dakota Attorney General Office and City of Bismarck

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a total of $294,700 in grants to the North Dakota Office of the Attorney General and the City of Bismarck. The funds are awarded as follows: • North Dakota Attorney General - $265,934 - To enhance the capabilities of the Crime Laboratory Division's DNA Unit so samples can be analyzed more efficiently. • City of Bismarck - $28,766 - … Continue Reading


09.07.16

Hoeven Announces $500,000 Grant to Create New STEM Degree, Promote STEM Education at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Human Resource Development has awarded $500,000 to the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College (NHSC) in New Town. The grant is part of NSF's Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) and will support the college's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) instruction and research capabilities, as well as STEM promotion effor… Continue Reading


09.07.16

Hoeven Announces $140,000 for Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded two grants totaling $140,000 for the repair and rehabilitation of low-income housing in rural North Dakota. The Souris Basin Planning Council and the Turtle Mountain Housing authority have each received $70,000, made available through the USDA's Housing Preservation Grant program. "Access to affordable… Continue Reading


09.07.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $926,000 to Fund Airport Improvements in Casselton, Dickinson

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants totaling $926,478 to the Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority and Casselton Regional Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows: Dickinson Municipal Airport Authority - $675,000 - To fund repairs to the runway and taxiway and rehabilitation of the airport apron. Casselton … Continue Reading


09.06.16

Hoeven Announces $512,000 in DOJ Funding to Reduce Drug & Violent Crime, Support Victim Services

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded two grants to North Dakota totaling $512,433. The details of the awards are as follows: • North Dakota Office of the Attorney General - $481,103 - The funds, made available through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, will support local efforts to reduce drug abuse, drug trafficking and violent crime in the state. Th… Continue Reading


09.06.16

Hoeven: USDA Makes Additional Funding Available to Support Up to $185 Million in Farm Operating Loans, Loan Guarantees

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will make additional funding available to leverage up to $185 million in additional lending for direct and guaranteed farm operation loans. Hoeven wrote to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in July, urging the agency to replenish the loan programs to ensure that the nation's agriculture producers… Continue Reading


09.01.16

Hoeven: DOJ Awards Nearly $240K to Support Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Across North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $239,532 to CAWS North Dakota. The funding is made available through the DOJ's State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program and supports the coordination of victim services as well as the collaboration of federal, state and local organizations to respond to sexual assault and domestic violence. The funds will enable CA… Continue Reading


08.31.16

Hoeven: FEMA Awards more than $2.1 million to n.d. firefighter’s association

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Homeland Security, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2,113,876 to the North Dakota Firefighter's Association. The funding is made available through the Fiscal Year 2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, and will go towards developing a comprehensive working blueprint for moving … Continue Reading


08.30.16

Hoeven: Dakota Prairie Grasslands Demonstration Project Extended for Ten Years

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has extended the Dakota Prairie Grasslands Demonstration Project for an additional ten years and agreed to a framework for improving the project. Hoeven's office has been working with local grazing associations, North Dakota State Agriculture Department and the USFS's Dakota Prairie Grassland Supervisor Bill O'Donnell to reach an agreement to ensure grazers have flexibility and are treated fairly in using the gr… Continue Reading


08.30.16

Hoeven Announces $911K Grant to Prevent Veteran Homelessness in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Veterans Affairs, today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded $911,497 to the Community Action Partnership (CAP) of North Dakota to help veterans and their families secure or remain in permanent housing. The funds are made available through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program and will enable CAP to provide services such as outreach, case management and as… Continue Reading


08.30.16

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $300K to Support Rural Crisis Intervention Services in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $300,000 to CAWS North Dakota, the statewide sexual and domestic violence coalition. In partnership with three crisis intervention centers, including Safe Alternatives for Abused Families, Domestic Violence & Abuse Center Inc. and Abused Persons Outreach Center, CAWS North Dakota will use the funds to support an 18-month project in Ramsey, Benson,… Continue Reading


08.29.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $760,000 to Enhance Airports in Walsh County, Watford City

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants totaling $764,627 to the Park River Municipal Airport Authority and the Watford City Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows: • Park River Municipal Airport Authority - $464,627 - To fund the construction of a hangar building to help W C Skjerven Field Airport generate… Continue Reading


08.29.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $614K in DOJ Funding for CVIC in Grand Forks, Three Affiliated Tribes

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded two grants totaling $614,862 to the Community Violence Intervention Center in Grand Forks and the Three Affiliated Tribes. The details of the awards are as follows: • Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) - $600,000 - The funds, which are made available through the Justice for Families Program, will allow CVIC and its partners… Continue Reading


08.26.16

Hoeven: DOJ Awards $230K to Prevent Online Exploitation of Children in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $230,632 to the North Dakota Attorney General's (AG) Office. The funds are made available through DOJ's National Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program and will be used by the AG and its partners as they work with state and local investigators, prosecutors and educators to help prevent the online exploitation of children… Continue Reading


08.26.16

Hoeven Announces $285K NSF Grant to Improve Mathematics Education at NDSU

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $285,402 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The grant, made available through NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education, will support NDSU's Promoting Reasoning in Undergraduate Mathematics (PRIUM) project, which will use research and student assessment to enhance mathematics instruction and student learning at the university. "Toda… Continue Reading


08.25.16

Hoeven Working to Advance North Dakota's Tourism Industry

MEDORA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today met with North Dakota tourism industry leaders to discuss the future of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Since his time as governor, Hoeven has worked to enhance the state's tourism industry, preserve its national parks and invest in North Dakota communities. "One of North Dakota's most remarkable assets is Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a beautiful and rugged landscape that made a deep and lasting impression on our 26th President," Hoeven… Continue Reading


08.25.16

Hoeven, Federal, State Officials Release Commemorative Theodore Roosevelt National Park Quarter

MEDORA, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven, along with federal and state officials, today marked the 100th anniversary of the national parks system with the release of a commemorative Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter. Roosevelt founded the U.S. Forest Service in 1906, a decade before the National Park Service was established on August 25, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. "Theodore Roosevelt National Park, like all of our national parks, preserves not only our beautiful natural landscape, but a… Continue Reading


08.24.16

Hoeven: Four North Dakota Teachers Selected for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that four North Dakota teachers have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The program recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions to the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. The awardees each receive a citation signed by the president, a $10,000 award from NSF and an opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for an a… Continue Reading


08.23.16

Hoeven Announces $1.4 Million in Federal Funding to Support Head Start Programs in Mandan

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start has awarded $1,474,524 to Housing, Industry, Training, Inc. (HIT), which operates West River Head Start in Mandan, and today's grant will support those services. "By investing in programs to promote school readiness for children, we're helping to set our next generation of l… Continue Reading

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