Senator Hoeven announces nearly $5M in funding for emergency services

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal

Special to the Journal

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response has awarded $4,895,387 to the North Dakota State Department of Health.

The funds are part of the CDC’s Hospital Preparedness Program, and the Department of Health will use the funds to fortify emergency preparedness in communities throughout the state.    

“The North Dakota State Department of Health plays a valuable role in our state to protect the public, and an important part of that role is helping to ensure that patients have access to high quality emergency care when needed,” Hoeven said. “Today’s award will support hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities and emergency medical facilities by helping them plan for emergencies and provide care for infectious disease outbreaks.”