FEMA Awards $6.1 Million Grant for Flood Recovery in Minot

Big money is headed to Minot from FEMA for construction of a flood wall along the river.

FEMA has awarded Minot with a multi-million dollar grant for its continuing flood recovery efforts.

The grant, totalling nearly $6.1 million, will go toward the construction of a wall along the Souris River, and reinforcements to Minot's water treatment plant.

The grant would cover roughly 75 percent of the project's costs.

"This $6 million is part of building flood protection around the city of Minot water treatment plant," said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., who pushed for the grant. "That's important not just for Minot but the entire area, and it's an important part of the flood protection that we're developing for the region."

The grant was made available through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.