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Kuster, Pappas Connect NH Law Enforcement with Federal Funding Opportunities

**Earlier this year, Kuster and Pappas hosted a virtual grants fair for community leaders to help connect them to federal funding opportunities**


Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) hosted a virtual workshop to connect New Hampshire law enforcement officials and departments with the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The workshop included presentations from the COPS and OVW Offices about their programs and strategies for successful grant submissions.


“New Hampshire’s law enforcement officers go above and beyond the call of duty every day to protect our communities – we must ensure they have the resources to do their jobs safely,” said Kuster. “Federal resources like the ones outlined today represent an opportunity to invest directly into the health and well-being of our communities. Thank you to the Justice Department officials who joined to make this workshop possible. I look forward to seeing the new projects and proposals that come out of today’s event!”


“Ensuring New Hampshire’s law enforcement and first responders are properly funded and have the tools necessary to protect our communities remains a priority of mine this Congress,” said Congressman Pappas. “Today’s session focused on connecting New Hampshire organizations and law enforcement agencies with federal funding opportunities, connections that will promote public safety and keep our communities safe. I will continue working to bring federal resources back to New Hampshire, and I’m glad to partner with Congresswoman Kuster in this effort to do so."

“It is essential to the safety of our officers and the operations of our department that we keep up with evolving police technology and practices,” said Officer Pucillo of the Nashua Police Department. “We are thankful for Reps. Kuster and Pappas for hosting today’s workshop to help police departments large and small learn about federal funding opportunities.”

“Navigating how to apply for and secure federal funding can be a daunting task for rural police departments – that’s why sessions like the one today are so important,” said Cheshire County Sheriff Eli Rivera. “From recruiting and training more officers to purchasing and replacing critical equipment, federal funds go a long way to keep our communities safe and help us do our jobs. Thank you to Reps. Kuster and Pappas for coordinating such an informative workshop.”


Kuster and Pappas have fought to deliver additional resources and funding to New Hampshire. From the end-of-year funding package to the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, they have delivered real results for Granite State communities, first responders, and law enforcement officers.