Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce $30,000 USDA Rural Development Grant for Franklin

November 08, 2019

(Washington, DC) —  U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded the City of Franklin a $30,000 grant. The funding will be used to help further economic development in the city. Specifically, Franklin is hoping to attract investors to finish the re-purposing and revitalization of the core downtown business district, with specific properties being targeted for re-development or renovations. Kuster wrote a letter of support for the grant earlier this year. 

“I’m excited to see the ongoing efforts to revitalize Franklin’s downtown, which will help attract businesses and create jobs for local residents. This grant award for Franklin is a helpful boost to these efforts and I congratulate local officials,” said Shaheen. “I’ll keep working across the aisle to ensure New Hampshire has the tools it needs to prioritize economic development.”

“The city of Franklin has made great strides in revitalizing its downtown, and this federal grant will help the community in its efforts to attract more businesses and spur economic growth,” Senator Hassan said. “I will continue working with the rest of the New Hampshire delegation to secure more federal investments to help improve the economic vitality of our communities and the well-being of Granite Staters in all parts of our state.”

“Investing in the success and development of New Hampshire’s communities is critical to the health and economic wellbeing of our entire state,” said Kuster. “This funding will help Franklin draw Granite Staters and tourists alike, helping the city to grow and succeed. I’m excited by this latest development and I will continue working to ensure all Granite State communities have the resources and support they need to flourish.”