BISMARCK – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded $1,055,244 to the North Dakota Department of Health for a National and State Tobacco Control Program. 

HHS also awarded the following three grants totaling $189,309: 

  • $93,601 to Minot Public School District #1,
  • $56,281 to Grand Forks Public School District #1, and
  • $39,427 to Bismarck Public School District #1.

These funds come through the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, which promote school readiness for young children and toddlers from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development as well as early learning, health, and family well-being.