More CDBG Money? - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

More CDBG Money?

Posted: Updated:

More CDBG money could be flowing to the Minot area if a US House version of Hurricane Sandy relief passes the Senate and is signed into law.

North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer says the bill he voted for in

the House includes 16-billion dollars in Community Development Block Grant funds.

The money would be available to communities and individuals impacted by flooding and other disasters in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

Rep. Kevin Cramer, -R- ND) "That's important to North Dakotans and especially important to Minot because clearly Minot has a number of needs unmet and they can apply for and are prepared to apply for those funds."

Cramer says he's confident a similar measure will pass in the Senate and then the two chambers will make a deal to finalize the Sandy relief including CDBG money.

He says it'll be key that all disaster victims have a chance to qualify for the funds.

(Rep. Kevin Cramer, -R- ND) "The real challenge is to get the secretary of HUD to write the rules in such a way that the community of Minot can qualify without too much red tape. That's been a challenge in the past and we want to eliminate as many of those challenges as we can."

Cramer was one of a few dozen Republicans to break with party leadership and support the House version of the Sandy relief bill.

He says he understands the desire of his party to find spending cuts to offset the spending, but also knows that disaster victims need the help.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer

    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:55:37 GMT
    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer
    KX Weather Kid: Rebecca Kiefer
  • More Oil Socks Discarded in Divide County

    More Oil Socks Discarded in Divide County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:50:55 GMT
    Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.
    Another site of illegally dumped oil filter socks has been found north of Crosby.

  • Refinery on Track for 2016 Opening

    Refinery on Track for 2016 Opening

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:57:07 GMT

    Foundation pours are underway just north of Makoti on the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery that should be ready to open in 2016.

    Foundation pours are underway just north of Makoti on the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery that should be ready to open in 2016.

Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.