Shaheen Applauds $2 Million Headed to Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity

August 18, 2022

**Shaheen secured funding as a senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government funding bill**  

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity. The funding comes through a congressionally directed spending (CDS) request that Shaheen secured through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 omnibus package that passed earlier this year. 

This award will support ongoing renovation efforts at the Sullivan County Nursing Home, which include expanding the square footage of the campus by 50 percent, improving the plumbing and heating infrastructure and modernizing the facility.  

“I’m glad to see these federal funds headed to Sullivan County Nursing Home to support their renovation and modernization efforts. This investment will help ensure that Granite State seniors in need of long-term care in Sullivan County have access to high-quality care and services,” said Shaheen. “As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I’ll continue to advocate for federal funding to make sure care facilities across New Hampshire have the resources necessary to provide reliable and affordable services to Granite Staters.” 

As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen secured $69,047,000 for projects across New Hampshire through the CDS process in FY22 legislation that was signed into law. Shaheen recently announced more than $89 million in CDS awards that she secured in Senate Democrats’ FY23 government funding proposal for 95 New Hampshire projects, 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.  

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