August 19, 2022
**Shaheen has secured funding as Senior Budget Enforcer through the Government Funds Bill for FY22**
(Washington DC) – US Senator Jean Shaheen (D-NH), Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committeewelcomed a $500,000 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS) in Whitefield. The funding will come through a Congressional Directed Disbursement (CDS) request that he secured through his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY) omnibus package passed earlier this year.
The funds will support the renovation of the second floor of ACHS’ Whitefield location. The renovated space expands patient access to substance use disorders, behavioral health, nutrition, and patient navigation services.
“It is great to see these federal funds going to Ammonoosuc Community Health Services to support expansion efforts at the facility. It’s an essential step in making mental and physical health care accessible.” Shaheen said“We will continue to advocate for federal funding to expand access to primary health care and critical care for granite staters.”
“We are thrilled that this funding will be directed to ACHS to renovate our spaces and improve access to essential services for our patients. Improve facility energy efficiency Securing funding for local initiatives to ensure quality conditions essential for patient health, including access to food, housing and financial security Thank you Senator Shaheen for your support.” said Edward D. Shanshala II, Chief Executive Officer of Ammonoosuc Community Health Services..
As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen has secured $69,047,000 for projects across New Hampshire through the CDS process in 22 fiscal years of legislation signed into law. Shaheen recently announced $89 million in his fiscal 2023 federal funding plan for Senate Democrats for 95 New Hampshire projects, including water infrastructure, investments in health facilities, education and training, resources to combat homelessness and food insecurity, and entity assistance. We announced that we won more CDS awards. He uses disability programs and such.