- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving more than $6.5 million to health and social service programs across North Dakota.

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced the federal funding in a statement Wednesday.

The North Dakota Department of Human Services will receive $4.8 million to help elderly and people with developmental disabilities transition from institutions to communities. The state’s Department of Health will get over $600,000 for chronic disease prevention programs.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive nearly $490,000 to create employment opportunities, offer career training and develop small businesses.

Other bodies receiving federal funds are the North Dakota Community Action Partnership, the Red River Valley Community Action Program, the North Dakota Department of Public Institution and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota.

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