Shaheen Welcomes Over $9 Million DoD Grant for New Boston to Build New Fire Department Facility
(Washington, DC)— U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the New Boston Fire Department will receive $9,285,576 in federal funding through the Department of Defense’s Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) initiative to construct a new fire station. The new project will provide the Town of New Boston with a modern fire station that will support fire, emergency and HAZMAT services for the community and New Boston Space Force Station. This announcement of funding comes on the heels of a letter that Senator Shaheen sent to the Director of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation advocating that the federal aid be awarded to New Boston.
“I’m thrilled to see New Boston receive this federal grant from the Department of Defense to construct a new fire station, which will help keep the community safe and better support our brave first responders,” said Senator Shaheen. “It’s crucial for our firefighters to have modern, reliable facilities so they can quickly respond to an emergency and save lives. This project demonstrates the value of the Defense Community Infrastructure Program in enhancing the safety and wellbeing of the communities that support our critical defense installations.”
Senator Shaheen is a fierce advocate for New Hampshire’s first responders. In funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2023 that was passed by Congress and signed into law, Shaheen secured an additional $360 million for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. She also included $360 million to the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) program. In total, the FY 2023 law provides a $20 million increase in funding for firefighters compared with the enacted FY 2022 funding level. Recently, the New Hampshire delegation announced over $380,000 in AFG program funding for fire departments in Tamworth, Somersworth, Laconia and Bradford, New Hampshire.
For information on the DCIP initiative, including guidance on how communities can apply for a grant, please visit: https://oldcc.gov/defense-community-infrastructure-program-dcip