Hoeven Announces More Than $6 Million in Health and Education Funding For North Dakota

 Senator John Hoeven, 

Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tuesday announced that more than $6 million in funding for health care and education programs and initiatives has been awarded to entities in North Dakota. Details of the funding are as follows:

Head Start Grants – The funds are awarded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Head Start helps children prepare for learning by providing access to education, health and wellness services for low-income children and families.

  • Southeastern North Dakota Community Action Agency – $3,222,821 – The funds will be used to support Head Start programs in Cass, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Steele and Traill counties.
  • TGU School District – $2,267,436 – The funds will be used to support Head Start programs in the TGU School District which serves Towner and Granville.

Maternal and Child Health Services – The funds are awarded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

  • North Dakota Department of Health – $434,936

Medical Research – The funds are awarded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

  • University of North Dakota (UND) – $107,960 – The funds will be used to support clinical research at UND to treat neurological disorders.

“Today’s funding will help families and children better access quality health care and support important medical research at UND,” Hoeven said. “The funds will also help communities in northern and southeastern North Dakota continue to offer Head Start programs to help children and families live healthier lives.”