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ICYMI: Shaheen Launches “Invest in NH Tour,” Highlighting Federal Dollars Coming to NH through New Government Funding Law

**In the government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023 that was recently signed into law, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – secured more than $111 million to support NH projects**  

(Manchester, NH) — This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) launched her “Invest in NH” tour. This tour highlights important projects for which Shaheen secured funding through the FY 2023 government funding bill that was signed into law, which includes more than $111 million for 105 New Hampshire projects through the Congressional Directed Spending (CDS) process.  

As part of the “Invest in NH” tour, Shaheen stopped in Jaffrey, Claremont, Dover and Manchester to highlight new projects tackling issues ranging from the substance use disorder crisis to food insecurity to domestic and sexual violence. 

More below: 

The Keene Sentinel: Shaheen visits Jaffrey recovery service to kick off 'Invest in NH' tour 

  • Reality Check Inc. will soon be awarded a $145,000 federal grant, administered through the government funding bill recently signed into law for fiscal year 2023. More than $111 million has been allocated for New Hampshire-based projects. 
  • At the Turnpike Road facility on Tuesday, Shaheen, D-Madbury, spoke with officials of the nonprofit — which provides drug and alcohol prevention resources, education, treatment and recovery services — about its work, as well as how the funding will be implemented. 
  • She [Shaheen] said that her stop in Jaffrey — and the remainder of her tour — is allowing her to see firsthand how organizations are utilizing federal dollars. 
  • “It’s a great opportunity to see how they’re going to use the funding in ways that will be important for the community,” Shaheen said. 

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript: U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visits Reality Check in Jaffrey 

  • U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited Jaffrey on Tuesday to discuss how Reality Check, an addiction support nonprofit, might use congressional funding to continue its mission. 
  • [CEO Mary] Drew said the funding, if approved, would be used to fund two annual week-long recovery coach trainings, stipends for coaches and to fund a conference to educate employers on how they can better support employees in need of recovery services. 
  • Drew said funding is an ongoing struggle for Reality Check, and that the grant funding they do receive is often finite, with programs ending when the grant does. 
  • “As we see with Reality Check, so much of what needs to happen is at a local level,” Shaheen said. “And to be able to fund what the needs are, locally, is really important, and that’s what this funding will do.” 

The Eagle Times: Shaheen Tour Stops at TPN 

  • On Tuesday, Shaheen met with Turning Points Network (TPN) staff, in regard to the $162,000 that the non-profit received for technology updates to their new location on Broad Street. 
  • “When I think of this room and I think of the grant that you scored for us, I realize that we are able to work with survivors in ways we couldn’t before. When I say we didn’t have internet in some of our offices, we literally didn’t have internet,” outgoing TPN Director Deborah Mozden said to Shaheen at the meeting. 
  • Some of the planned uses for the funding include a new telephone system that will include a 24-hour crisis line, purchase and install of a security system, as well as purchasing office furnishings for the new location. Mozden also acknowledged that security systems and safety of the vulnerable community for which they provide services, is paramount to everyone’s success. 

Manchester Ink Link: Shaheen speaks with NH Food Bank following incoming omnibus funding 

  • On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) arrived at the New Hampshire Food Bank where she celebrated the $974,000 given as part of omnibus spending bill passed by Congress late last year. 
  • These federal resources will be used to purchase tens of thousands of food boxes from local suppliers, supporting mobile food pantries across the state. During today’s visit, she met with NH Food Bank staff and toured the facility to discuss their work amid increased food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • “The NH Food Bank has been on the frontlines combating food insecurity, which hit many Granite State families hard during the pandemic. It was a privilege to meet with NH Food Bank staff to hear about how they will utilize this $974,000 CDS award to continue their services through mobile food pantries. Ensuring Granite Staters can keep food on the table will continue to be a top priority,” said Shaheen. 
  • Earlier in the day, Shaheen met with members of the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation in Dover, which received $2 million from the spending bill.