News Releases

09.14.16

Hoeven: DOT Awards More Than $360,000 to Fund Airport Improvements in Grafton, Devils Lake

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants totaling $364,814 to the Grafton Municipal Airport Authority and the Devils Lake Airport Authority. The funds are awarded as follows: • Grafton Municipal Airport Authority - $247,535 - To update the airport's master plan narrative report and layout plan to address the airport's future development.• Devils Lake Airport Authority - $… Continue Reading


09.13.16

Hoeven Announces $218,000 DOJ Grant to Support Drug Court in Richland County

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 $218,547 to Richland County. The funds will support the county's Drug Court program and allow for expanded court services, including mental health, family support, educational, vocational and job training services. "Families across the nation continue to face tragedies due to addiction and overdose, especially due to rising incidence of op… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $5.8 Million in USDA Loans, $607,000 Grant to Support Rural Water Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing three loans totaling $5.8 million and a grant of $607,500 to support rural water projects in North Dakota. The funds are made available through USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which supports infrastructure for drinking water systems, sanitary sewer and waste systems and sto… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $400,000 Grant to North Dakota Department of Corrections

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $400,279 to the North Dakota Department of Corrections' (NDDOC) Division of Juvenile Services. The NDDOC will use the funds to support Attendant Care Programs in communities throughout North Dakota. The Attendant Care Program provides supervision of about 700 youth annually and provides services to help reduce the number of youth in the j… Continue Reading


09.12.16

Hoeven, Heitkamp Encourage North Dakota Students to Apply for U.S. Senate Youth Program

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp today encouraged North Dakota students to apply for the 2017 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), which will be held March 4-11, 2017. Each year, this competitive, merit-based program brings 104 of the most outstanding high school students - two from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity - to Washington, D.C., for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people … Continue Reading


09.11.16

Hoeven Statement on the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement to commorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11: "Today, we honor the lives lost, both in the 9/11 attacks and also in the days since as our nation has sought to combat terrorism. While we reflect on the tragic events 15 years ago, we are reminded of the best qualities of our nation and our people. "This day evokes the images of our first responders striving to protect their communities, even in the face of great danger. We recall… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Hoeven Announces More Than $2.4 Million in NSF Grants for NDSU-Tribal College Engineering Partnership Program

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 a total of $2,475,000 to support continued collaboration between North Dakota State University (NDSU) and four tribal colleges in the state: Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, Sitting Bull College and Turtle Mountain Community College. Each school received $495,000.… Continue Reading


09.09.16

Hoeven, Boozman Review Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance Operations at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base

WASHINGTON - Senator John Hoeven and Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), co-chairs of the Senate Air Force Caucus, today reviewed Air Force operations at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Their visit included a meeting with Lieutenant General Brad Webb, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, as well as a series of briefings on Air Force weapons, operations and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The one day trip was part of a series of Air Force briefings and s… Continue Reading


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

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