SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $74,000 IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE NORTH COUNTRY FOR COMMUNITY CENTERS, HEALTH FACILITIES AND TOWNSMay 18, 2009
(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that towns across New Hampshire's North Country have been selected to receive $74,240 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program for essential community facilities and health centers. The funds will support a health clinic, a community center, and four towns throughout the North Country.
"New Hampshire's rural areas and the North Country in particular are facing serious challenges during this economic crisis, and I'm glad this funding has been made available to our towns quickly and will be targeted to the needs of rural communities," said Shaheen. "This funding will assist families by providing essential services and boost our local economy to help us recover from this recession."
The funding will be provided through the USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities program, which helps finance and develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. Funding of individual recipients is contingent upon their meeting the terms of the loan or grant agreement. For more information about the USDA's rural development efforts, please visit www.rurdev.usda.gov.
A full list of grants available to the North Country follows:
Coos County Family Health Clinic, Inc. - $18,760
Town of Gorham - $15,400
Town of Lancaster - $4,600
Littleton Community Center - $6,260
Town of Whitefield - $21,000
Town of Dalton - $8,220
Total - $74,240
Press ContactAlex Reese
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