U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development (RD) awarded a grant totaling of $15,200 to the Dakota Prairie School District in Tolna.

Approved by the USDA Community Facilities Direct Loans and Grants program, this RD investment will be used to purchase new playground equipment for the school district. This upgrade accounts for ADA accessibility and allows the district to provide a safe environment for children to play. The Dakota Prairie School District provided an additional $86,612 to complete the project.