Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Committee, today spoke with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao who told him that DOT has awarded a $15 million BUILD Grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds will be used for the second phase of the Jack Rabbit Road reconstruction project.
“BUILD Grants have helped advance important infrastructure projects across North Dakota, including those in Minot, Devils Lake, Fort Berthold and the Turtle Mountain Reservation,” Hoeven said. “Today’s investment by DOT will help the tribe rehabilitate the Jack Rabbit Road corridor and make this road safer for those that use it. Infrastructure supports our businesses and economy, and the BUILD Grant program is an important tool for supporting construction and rehabilitation projects. That is why we are committed to working in the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure robust support for the BUILD Grant program.”
The BUILD Grant program, formerly known as the TIGER Grant program, supports infrastructure projects of national or regional significance. DOT awarded $6 million to the Jack Rabbit Road project in March.