U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration awarded a $45,000 grant to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in North Dakota.

The Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads program (ERFO) is authorized under U.S.C. 23 Section 125 (e) for the repair or reconstruction of Federal Lands Management Agencies transportation facilities. The intent of the ERFO Program is to pay the unusually heavy expenses to agencies that manage road systems for the repair and reconstruction of federal roads to pre-disaster conditions. Damage associated with the widespread heavy rainfall and flooding across the Midwest in April 2019 on Long Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).