Investing in Education

Shaheen, NH Delegation Announce $685K for UNH Workforce Training Program for Rural Educators Amid COVID-19

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the University of New Hampshire was awarded a $685,000 federal grant to bolster workforce training for rural educators impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The gra... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $600K Investment to Combat Campus Sexual Assault & Support Survivors at St. Anselm College and Rivier University

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congress members Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) nearly $600,000 in federal funding through the OVW for St. Anselm College and Rivier University to invest in programs that combat campus... Read more »

Kuster Visits White Mountains Community College to Discuss Reopening Plans with College Leadership

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For high resolution versions of these photos, click here and here. Berlin, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited White Mountains Community College (WMCC) and met with school leadership to receive updates on the college’s reopening plans and preparations as students return to classroom and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. This discussion comes after Rep. Kuster held a virtual r... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2 Million to Support STEM Education for Granite State Students

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(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the NSF has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $1,999,5... Read more »

Kuster Holds Virtual Roundtable with Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Reopening Colleges and COVID-19 Testing

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Hopkinton, NH - Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a virtual roundtable with New Hampshire college and university presidents to discuss campus testing strategies for COVID-19 and plans for reopening institutions for the upcoming fall semester. Kuster voted in favor of the HEROES Act, which passed the House nearly three months ago and includes $27 billion in aid for colleges and univer... Read more »

NH Delegation Applauds $3.45 Million Grant to the Community College System of New Hampshire for High School Apprenticeship Programs

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U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Community College System of New Hampshire will receive $3.45 million through the U.S. Department of Labor to support high school apprenticeship programs. This new grant will help enhance apprenticeship programs that span 30 different occupations a... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1.5 Million to Support STEM Education For Granite State Students

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Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the NSF has awarded the University of New Hampshire $1,499,000 for science, technolog... Read more »

Kuster, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Student Debt Relief to Essential Workers

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Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced legislation to provide $25,000 in either student loan debt relief or education benefits to essential workers and their family members. The Opportunities for Heroes Act recognizes the contributions made by a diverse set of workers, including firefighters and first responders, health care providers, grocery store em... Read more »

Kuster Holds Call with Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Federal Funding During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Concord, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a conference call with the New Hampshire College and University Council regarding COVID-19 planning, preparation and the impact of the pandemic on New Hampshire’s students and institutions. Kuster discussed the federal funding included in recent legislation to support students, their families, and higher education. Participants included Debbie Sc... Read more »

Kuster Joins Bipartisan Call on DeVos to Protect Students From Financial Impacts of COVID-19

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Concord, N.H. - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster joined a bipartisan group of 72 Members of Congress led by Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01), Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to take steps to ensure that students are not presented with financial burden as a result of university closures and transition to remote learning in response to the... Read more »