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New Hampshire to get $11.7M to help communities, homeless

CONCORD - New Hampshire is getting an additional $11.7 million from the massive federal coronavirus relief package to help community service programs and the homeless, the state's congressional delegation announced Thursday.

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The $11.7 million in additional federal funding can be used to expand community health facilities, child care centers, food banks and senior services.

The money will also support eviction prevention, rental deposit assistance and homelessness prevention programs. The largest amount, nearly $7.5 million, will be administered through the Community Development Block Grant program to Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Dover, and Rochester.

The funding comes in addition to the $1.25 billion in federal aid for coronavirus response efforts announced last week, and $147 million announced Tuesday for schools, transit, law enforcement, child care, low-income heating and other needs.