North Dakotas Revitalization Plan

North Dakota's Senator, Kent Conrad has come up with a plan to revitalize North Dakota. The plan is called, appropriately the Rural Revitalization Act of 2009 and it was introduced into the United States Senate by Kent Conrad in the hopes of passing legislation what would help raise North Dakota's economy which, in turn, will help rebuild the nation's economy as well.

There are a lot of projects contained within the bill. These projects are designed to provide funding for the state to upgrade its infrastructure, expand its health care programs and fund the generation of new power and power transmission projects. It would also help to fund public housing.

Among all of the projects included in the bill are the following:

-Funding to construct and maintain roads and highways in rural areas

-The Upgrading and Expanding of state transmission lines

-Funding to help struggling small businesses in small towns and the rural regions of the state.

-Funding for the construction of pipelines for renewable fuels

-Funding to fix rural school buildings and provide extra support to outlying hospitals

The Act calls for funding for USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs like the Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. It calls for single family housing loans as well as money for the National Health Service Corps.

While the big cities are clamoring for a piece of the eight hundred and nineteen billion dollar economic stimulus package, North Dakota Senator Kent Conrad points out that smaller communities are often overlooked when it comes time for the government to provide funding. His bill, the Rural Revitalization Act of 2009 will obviously help North Dakota but the language is constructed specifically to help provide assistance to rural areas all over the United States as well.