Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, Thursday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded more than $29.3 million in loans for North Dakota entities. Details of the funding are as follows:
- Jamestown College Foundation Inc. – $18 million – The funds will be used by the foundation to purchase four buildings from the University of Jamestown.
- City of Williston – $8.5 million – The funds will be used to build a fire station and facility support building for the city’s new airport.
- Jamestown Rural Fire District (JRFD) – $2.8 million – The funds will be used to renovate and add to JRFD’s fire hall.
“The ability to respond quickly and fight fires is vital for our communities, and today’s Rural Development loans will help ensure crews in the Jamestown and Williston areas have the training and support services they need to help protect their communities,” Hoeven said. “The loans will also help the University of Jamestown continue to provide a quality education to its students.”