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Sen. Cramer: U.S. DOT Awards Three Affiliated Tribes $1.96 Million for Medical Care, Equipment Delivery Using Drones

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded the Three Affiliated Tribes $1,966,345 to support the use of drones for medical care and equipment delivery.

The resources will be administered through USDOT’s Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant Program, which was established in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to conduct demonstration projects focused on advanced community technologies and systems. Grant partners include Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, University of North Dakota, Northern Plains UAS Test Site, Thales, and Airspace Link.

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