April 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Visits Friendship House in Bethlehem, Highlights Important Programs Trump Budget Cuts Would Threaten

Senator Hassan Visits Friendship House in Bethlehem, Highlights Important Programs Trump Budget Cuts Would Threaten

Friendship House Has Received Funding through the Community Development Block Grant Program and Northern Border Regional Commission - Two Programs that President Trump's Budget Proposal Would Eliminate

BETHLEHEM - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan visited Friendship House, a substance misuse treatment facility that has received funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) grant program. President Trump's budget would eliminate both the CDBG program and the NBRC.

During her visit, the Senator toured the facility and viewed plans for the expansion made possible by the CDBG and NBRC programs, met with staff and patients, and highlighted her opposition to President Trump's proposed elimination of these important federal programs.

"Friendship House is playing an integral role in combating substance misuse in the North Country, providing comprehensive treatment and recovery services to Granite Staters living with addiction," Senator Hassan said. "President Trump's proposed budget would eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program and Northern Border Regional Commission, which have provided critical federal resources to support the important efforts of Friendship House. I will continue fighting to ensure that these grants are adequately funded so that those battling substance misuse on the front lines have the resources they need to stem - and ultimately reverse - the tide of this horrible epidemic."

Tri-County CAP received $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to help build the new Friendship House Drug Rehabilitation Facility, which will allow Friendship House to serve 234 Granite Staters each year. Last August, the Tri-County CAP for Friendship House also received a $60,500 grant to expand its facility through the Northern Border Regional Commission.

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