North Haverhill, NH – June 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced $40,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program to the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council. The grant will support the Council’s work to provide services for senior citizens around the Upper Valley. The Council received a $12,400 Economic Impact Initiative Grant and a $27,600 Community Facility Grant, which will both be used to build an activities room at the Horse Meadow Senior Center in Haverhill that will allow the facility to fully serve seniors in the area.
“Throughout the Granite State, community programs are essential in helping to bring Granite State seniors together to work on local projects, participate in a range of activities, and stay engaged,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “This funding from Rural Development will help maintain an important facility that serves many seniors in North Haverhill and throughout the surrounding area. I congratulate the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council on receiving these grants, which will help them continue their truly valuable work on behalf of our seniors and provide critical resources to the community.”
Kuster has long advocated on behalf of New Hampshire’s senior community. She’s fought against harmful cuts to Medicare and Social Security, and she has held several town hall forums at senior centers across the Second District to hear directly from the New Hampshire seniors community about the issues that matter to them.
The Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative program, which awarded one of the grants, helps support the development and maintenance of important community resources in economically depressed rural areas. The Community Facility program awarded the second grant, and works to maintain and grow critical community facilities in rural parts of the country.