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Kuster Secures Critical Funding For New Hampshire Communities in 2022 Budget

**Rep. Kuster worked to secure funding for 10 Community Projects in New Hampshire’s Second District, the maximum any member was able to request**


Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the inclusion of funding in the bipartisan omnibus spending package for 10 Community Projects in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District, the maximum possible for any congressional district. The omnibus package is a legislative measure to fund the federal government for the full fiscal year. Final votes on this legislation are expected in the next week.


“I am thrilled that funding for 10 Community Projects in New Hampshire’s Second District has been included in the bipartisan government funding package announced today,” said Rep. Kuster. “These projects will improve the well-being of communities and families across the Granite State, and I have been proud to advocate for them in Congress. Importantly, these projects represent New Hampshire tax dollars being returned and reinvested directly into our communities. I urge congressional leadership to quickly bring this package to a vote so we can get these critical resources to Americans across the country.”


Under the Community Project Funding Request process for the 117th Congress, which was included in this omnibus package, Rep. Kuster secured resources for 10 Community Projects in the Second District. These projects included:


  • $380,000 for the Connect Suicide Prevention Program in Concord
    • To increase the capacity of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-NH (NAMI NH) and expand its nationally recognized Connect Suicide Prevention Program, including the eLearning component. This project will increase awareness of suicide prevention across NH, improving the health and safety of Granite Staters. 
  • $300,000 for the Cotton Mill Transfer Bridge ADA Accessibility in Nashua
    • To create an ADA-accessible ramp off of the northerly side of the historic Cotton Mill Transfer Bridge. Constructing the northerly accessible ramp is necessary to bring this old piece of infrastructure into compliance with current standards. 
  • $500,000 for Families Flourish Northeast in Lebanon
    • To provide high-intensity residential substance use treatment for pregnant and parenting women in a warm, supportive and safe environment that welcomes women with their children.
  • $350,000 for the Hanover Multi-Use Path in Hanover
    • To increase transportation options and improve public safety for children, families, and seniors by connecting a busy elementary school and nursery school to other town path systems. 
  • $394,800 for the Keene Heritage Trail in Keene
    • To construct and upgrade 4100 feet of the Keene Transportation Heritage Trail and improve the quality, safety, and functionality of the City’s transportation facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized users.
  • $3,700,000 for the Mascoma Conservation Project
    • To expand access to outdoor recreation and conserve critical wildlife habitats, including 4,092 acres of priority lands in New Hampshire as well as additions to the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
  • $600,000 for Infrastructure Investments in the Town of Berlin
    • To make critical repairs to the Mason Bridge which serves as a critical corridor between the City of Berlin’s east and west sides. The bridge requires serious repairs to ensure safety and functionality for city residents, businesses, and emergency services.
  • $290,250 for the Mechanic Street Sidewalk Project in Lebanon
    • To construct a pedestrian sidewalk on Mechanic Street in Lebanon, NH. Currently, this section of road is heavily trafficked by both pedestrians and vehicles creating dangerous conditions on the roadway.
  • $112,500 for the North Country Council "Housing Ready" Program in Littleton
    • To support the development of housing options for low- and moderate-income households and deliver targeted technical assistance to communities in New Hampshire’s North Country.
  • $277,804 for the Watermain Relocation in Peterborough
    • To repair and relocate the town's water distribution system and reduce the service interruptions that are frequently experienced by water users in the town. Ensuring that Peterborough's water system remains affordable for residents and businesses is important to meet the basic needs of the community and emergency situations.