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Senator Hassan Announces EPA Healthy Communities Grant Funding for New Hampshire Communities


Senator Hassan announces EPA Healthy Communities grant funding for New Hampshire communities.

MERRIMACK – Senator Maggie Hassan today participated in an event at the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, where she announced federal funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support projects through two organizations – one in Nashua and one in Keene – that will help build healthier communities by reducing environmental risks, protecting human health, and improving overall quality of life for Granite Staters.

Senator Hassan was joined by officials from the EPA, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, and local leaders from Nashua and Keene.

Keene State College will use the grant to support its “Keene Woodsmoke Community Awareness” project to help increase the community’s awareness of particulate matter that comes from woodsmoke. The Nashua Regional Planning Commission will use its grant to help educate parents and caregivers about the risks that common household products pose to the health and safety of children, as well as ways to reduce a child’s exposure to these hazardous materials. For more information on the Healthy Communities Grant Funding, click here.

“I am pleased to announce this funding for two important community-based projects through Keene State College and Nashua Regional Planning Commission, which are both committed to ensuring that communities in New Hampshire are healthy, safe, and vibrant,” Senator Hassan said. “I commend everyone involved in securing this important funding, and I will keep working to protect the health and safety of our communities, including protecting drinking water from harmful contaminants like PFAS.”  

Senator Hassan has long fought to protect the health and safety of New Hampshire communities, including from the dangers of PFAS contamination in drinking water. The Senator recently participated in the first-ever Senate hearing on contamination of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water in New Hampshire and across the country.