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 Bismarck, ND 58503
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For Immediate Release

June 21, 2007


Contact: Julie Fedorchak

Communications Manager





BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Commerce, in conjunction with South Central Dakota Regional Council, has provided a $53,917 grant to the city of Nome to support the installation of a new sanitary sewage lift station.


Funds for the project will be used to remove the current system and install new pumps, pipes, valves and a control system. The existing system is operating at half efficiency due to broken pipes and other continuing problems. The problems pose a potential shutdown of the current system, which would threaten the health and welfare of Nome residents


“The small community of Nome is going to be kept alive because of the new sewage lift station,” said Kim Murray of South Central Dakota Regional Council. “The community couldn’t fund this project on its own and wouldn’t have been able to replace the lift station if it failed.”


Funds for the project came from the Community Development Block Grant program managed by the North Dakota Department of Commerce. The program provides financial assistance to eligible cities and counties in North Dakota. The eight regional planning councils receive an allocation from the state to fund projects in their region.


Funds are awarded in the form of grants and loans in three categories: economic development projects, public facilities and housing. Primary beneficiaries of the CDBG funds are low- and moderate-income individuals. To apply, applicants must contact the regional council in their area.


The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.




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