August 19, 2022
**Shaheen secured funding as senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government appropriations bill**
(Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed a $500,000 grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS) in Whitefield. The funding comes through a Congressional Directed Spending Request (CDS) that Shaheen PROVIDED through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 omnibus package that passed earlier this year.
This funding will support renovations to the second floor of ACHS’ Whitefield location. The renovated space will expand patient access to substance use disorder, behavioral health, nutrition and patient navigation services.
“It is great to see these federal funds directed to Ammonoosuc Community Health Services to support expansion efforts at their facility. Improving access to patient services is an essential step in ensuring that Granite Staters across the North Country can get the mental and physical health care they need. Shaheen said. “I will continue to advocate for federal funding to expand access to primary health care and critical treatments for Granite Staters.”
“We are thrilled to see this funding go to ACHS to renovate our space and improve access to essential services for patients. This investment will further integrate primary care and public health activities by improving energy efficiency in our facility. We are grateful to Senator Shaheen for helping secure this funding for this local initiative to ensure quality conditions that are vital to patient health, including access to food, housing and economic security.” said Edward D. Shanshala II, Chief Executive Officer of Ammonoosuc Community Health Services.
As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen provided $69,047,000 for projects throughout New Hampshire through the SZHQ process in the FY22 legislation that was signed into law. Shaheen recently announced more than $89 million in CDS prices that she secured in the Senate Democrats’ FY23 funding proposal for 95 projects in New Hampshire, including water infrastructure, investments in health care facilities, educational training, resources to combat homelessness and food insecurity, support for programs of substance use disorder and much more.