09/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/25/2021 13:34
MINOT, N.D. - Senator John Hoeven today joined Minot city officials at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the $9.8 million Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) award for the region's flood protection project. The funding will support the fifth phase of the region's flood protection project, the 4th Avenue tieback levee system in northeastern Minot, and enable the construction of approximately 2,400 feet of new floodwall, one removable closure through the floodwall and approximately 2,100 feet of municipal roadway reconstruction.
Hoeven began advancing the DCIP funding opportunity following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee in May. Specifically, the senator:
"The Minot Air Force Base plays a critical role in our national defense, and this $9.8 million DCIP award that we worked to secure and are finalizing today will help ensure the base's dual nuclear missions are not disrupted by future flooding," said Senator Hoeven. "This award serves as an important milestone in our efforts to permanently protect lives and property throughout the Souris River Valley against the threat of flooding."
"Minot is very thankful for Senator Hoeven's work in helping secure this grant," said Minot Mayor Shaun Sipma. "The faster we can build flood control, the quicker people can be protected while also helping alleviate flood insurance costs. This grant will help us in our mission to get the project done as quickly as possible."
The DCIP funding comes as the latest in Hoeven's efforts to advance comprehensive flood protection for the entire Souris River Valley. To this end, the senator is working to: