Sen. Cramer Notice: NDSU Receives $222k NSF Grant for Research Project

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $222,477 to North Dakota State University (NDSU) through the NSF Division of Earth Sciences Directorate for Geosciences.

This investment will be used to finance NDSU’s collaborative research project entitled “A Transparent-Middle-Layer Computational and Data Management Infrastructure for Synoptic Applications of Cosmogenic-Nuclide Geochemistry.” The goal of this research project is to...

Sen. Cramer Notice: Impact Dakota Receives $119k from NIST for COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded $119,000 to The Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Inc., or Impact Dakota.

These funds are awarded through the Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This investment through the NIST MEP Emergency...

Sen. Cramer Notice: North Dakota Police Depts. Receive DOJ Funds to Hire Additional Officers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded a combined $830,446 to hire additional police officers at 4 police and sheriff’s departments in North Dakota. These funds are awarded through the DOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. The following departments received funds:

  • Lincoln Police Department - $250,000
  • Mandan Police Department - $250,000
  • Renville County Sheriff’s Office - $205,446
  • Stark Count Sheriff’s...

Sen. Cramer Notice: NDSU Receives $650k NSF Grant for Research Project

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $650,000 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). These funds are approved through the NSF Division of Chemistry Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. 

This investment will be used to finance NDSU’s project entitled "Investigation of Laser-driven Chemical Reactions by Molecular Dynamics.” The goal of this research project is to study and simulate the control of photochemical...

Sen. Cramer Notice: North Dakota Agriculture Dept. Receives $304k Performance Partnership Grant

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDOA) $304,400 as a Performance Partnership Grant (PPG).

Grant funds are used to perform quality assurance and delegated program activities as well as maintain regional and national data bases associated with environmental programs. This PPG investment provides North Dakota greater flexibility to address environmental priorities, improve...

Sen. Cramer Statement on Protests Turning Violent in Fargo and Across the Country

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on protests in Fargo and across the country turning violent last night:

“We must not let the unlawful actions of some detract from important discussions about race tensions in our nation. Nor should we allow the destructive actions of out-of-state professional rioters to define the civil activism of good people in our state and its communities.

“Most importantly, we cannot allow the actions of a criminal cop to diminish...

Sen. Cramer: President Trump Signs Never Again Education Act into Law

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump signing the Never Again Education Act into law:

“President Trump has been the most pro-Israel president in my lifetime and has stood up to anti-Semitism bigotry better than any president I’ve ever known. The President knows anti-Semitism is an evil ideology which must be called out and condemned wherever it is found, and he understands how dire it would be to allow the Holocaust to be...

Sen. Cramer Notice: North Dakota Hospital Foundation Receives Over $1 Million for COVID-19 Preparedness and Response

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1,072,968 to the North Dakota Hospital Foundation for COVID-19 preparedness and response activities. 

This investment was approved by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response through the Hospital Preparedness Program, which is a cooperative agreement program that establishes a foundation for national health care preparedness, promotes a...

Sen. Cramer Statement on the Grand Forks Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) issued the following statement regarding the Grand Forks Police Department officer who was fatally shot while responding to an incident on Wednesday:

“Kris and I are praying for the officer’s family, colleagues, and friends; the deputy sheriff injured during the same incident; and the entire Grand Forks community shaken by this senseless act of violence. Few vocations require a willingness to put your life on the line in defense of others. Law...

Sens. Cramer, Ernst, Perdue Op-Ed: COVID-19 Shows Necessity of Broadband Access in Rural America

COVID-19 shows necessity of broadband access in rural America

By Senators Kevin Cramer, Joni Ernst, and David Perdue

Washington Examiner

05.27.20

“As folks in our home states of North Dakota, Iowa, Georgia, and across the country are adjusting to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become clear that access to the internet is paramount.

“As you might imagine, the uptick in internet activity is noticeable. According to the Rural Broadband Association, since the COVID-19 national emergency...