SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $14.8 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO PITTSBURG FOR BORDER SECURITY
Funding will help secure border, create construction jobs in the regionApril 17, 2009
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that Pittsburg will receive $14,869,565 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for construction to improve customs and border patrol on the New Hampshire border. The funding will be used to help modernize the land port of entry in Pittsburg and will be delivered through the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“This funding will not only help protect New Hampshire by enhancing border security, it will bring needed construction jobs to the North Country, an area that has faced unique challenges in this economic crisis,” said Shaheen. “My top priority in turning our economy around is to create jobs, and I’m glad this funding is getting into our communities and stimulating local economies across the state quickly. There’s still a lot of work to shore up our economy, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle as we continue our efforts.”
The ARRA authorized funding for reconstruction, repairs and alterations of existing CBP-owned land ports of entry. The modernization projects were determined according to an assessment of conditions at the facilities based on their capacity to meet CBP’s border security mission.
For more information, please visit www.cbp.gov.
Press ContactAlex Reese
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