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Shaheen Announces More Than $89M for Key NH Projects & Priorities in New Government Funding Proposal | U.S – Senator Jeanne Shaheen

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August 01, 2022

**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen worked to include federal support for a myriad of NH projects in the proposal released by Senate Democrats, including expanding access to health care, updating water infrastructure, increasing affordable housing and more.** 

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that a government funding proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2023 released last week by Senate Democrats includes $89,126,000 for 95 New Hampshire projects, which she helped secure. The robust federal dollars, appropriated through the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) process, invest in a range of Granite State priorities throughout the state, including water infrastructure, health care facility investments, educational training, resources to combat homelessness and food insecurity, support for substance use disorder programs and much more. 

In addition to the CDS listed below, Shaheen announced last week numerous Granite State priorities she fought to include in the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) funding legislation released, which Shaheen spearheads as Chair of the subcommittee. She also announced 23 of the 95 New Hampshire projects that she secured funding for through the CJS subcommittee. 

“The Congressionally Directed Spending process is a crucial opportunity to ensure small states like New Hampshire aren’t shortchanged the resources we deserve, particularly as we continue to grapple with the fallout from the pandemic. I’m thrilled to announce that I successfully secured over $89 million for New Hampshire in the Senate Democrats’ government funding proposal announced last week. This funding supports 95 projects that respond to a variety of needs across our state – from expanding access to health care in underserved areas to investing in workforce development, expanding access to affordable housing and shelter services, supporting victims of violence, updating aging infrastructure and much more,” said Senator Shaheen. “This bill is an important first step in the appropriations process and marks a landmark investment in New Hampshire. I’ll continue to use my leadership on the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure these provisions advance through Congress and are sent to the President’s desk to deliver these resources as swiftly as possible to our communities.”  

The list of 72 additional New Hampshire projects is below, which will next be considered in the government funding legislation by the full Senate. 

NH Projects Include: 

$17,415,000 to Support Health Care and Education Needs 

Services for Children Victims of Abuse & Neglect: Senator Shaheen secured $100,000 for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire (CASA NH) to enable the agency to build a more robust operation to offer services and aid to children victimized by abuse and neglect. This funding will allow CASA NH to hire additional staff in every department of the organization, which will expand services to all children and families in need.          

Students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities: Senator Shaheen pushed for inclusion of $250,000 for Best Buddies of New Hampshire to support its Inclusion Project for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies will use these funds to create a more inclusive environment for students with IDD. This funding will go to helping 45 school-based chapters statewide. 

Addressing Food Insecurity through Mobile Food Pantries: Senator Shaheen helped include $947,000 for the New Hampshire Food Bank to address the increased food insecurity and the lack of food pantries due to the COVID-19 pandemic through its mobile food …….

Source: https://www.shaheen.senate.gov/news/press/shaheen-announces-more-than-89m-for-key-nh-projects-and-priorities-in-new-government-funding-proposal-

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