North Dakota awarded $1.9M in HHS funding


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently awarded two North Dakota programs $1.9 million.

“This funding from HHS will benefit two North Dakota entities as they prepare children for school, work to keep them engaged and protect them from the dangers of substance abuse, supporting the students’ long-term success” Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said.

The Administration for Children and Families for Head Start and Early Head Start services in Dickinson awarded the Community Action Partnership $1.2 million.

The partnership is a private, nonprofit membership organization representing the seven community action agencies and providing services statewide.

The partnership has three programs: Sportsmen Against Hunger distributes donated venison to food pantries; Supportive Services for Veteran Families provides support and services to low-income veterans and their families living in, or transitioning to, permanent housing; and the Weatherization Assistance Program provides energy conservation services to low-income households to make their homes more energy efficient, including insulation and caulking.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Drug Free Communities Support Program for Project .03 in Bismarck also awarded the city $125,000 to reduce alcohol and marijuana use among middle and high school students.