19 projects share $6.8 million in Northern Border Regional Commission grants

Cottage Hospital expansion, Haverhill broadband effort among beneficiaries
Cottage Hospital Entrance

Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, has been awarded $1 million to aid its ongoing expansion project.

The Northern Border Regional Commission has awarded $6.8 million in grants for economic and community development projects around New Hampshire.

The grants total, announced by all four members of the state’s congressional delegation, is significantly higher than the $4.6 million awarded last year.

The 19 projects that have received funding are:

  • Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, $1 million to allow continued expansion of this rural critical access hospital and build in long-term financial stability.
  • Nansen Ski Club, Berlin, $350,000, for installation of an on-site snowmaking system and an exterior staircase.
  • Mountain Top Music Center, Conway, for equipment and site improvements.
  • Waumbec Methna Snowmobile Club, Jefferson, $240,000 to improve grooming operations.
  • City of Laconia, $225,000, to extend the multi-use WOW bike trail.
  • Town of Gorham, $225,000, to build a new trail hub within walking distance of the downtown commercial district.
  • Presidential Range Riders Snowmobile Club, Gorham, $241,000, for purchase of a trail groomer and mogul master drag.
  • Tri-Town Bike Friendly Community Initiative, Littleton, $349,000, to establish a comprehensive, year-round, diverse bicycling destination.
  • Northern Forest Center, Concord, $119,000, for its Strategic Mountain Bike Trail Development project.
  • Town of Haverhill, $1 million to a town broadband committee focusing on delivering last-mile services through Haverhill.
  • Town of Newport, $250,000, to establish an additional water supply well.
  • Cheshire County, $875,000, to purchase and install radio system equipment and installation of repeater sites.
  • North Country Community Radio, Littleton, $244,000, to upgrade and expand the existing recording studio.
  • The Park Theatre, Jaffrey, $304,000, to assist with the purchase and installation of stage sound, rigging and lighting to support live productions.
  • Town of Campton, $71,000, for installation of digital radio repeater equipment and antenna and purchase/installation of new mobile radios for the police, fire and highway department.
  • Taproot Farm & Environmental Education Center, Jefferson, $280,000, for construction of a 3,000-square-foot Environmental Education Center.
  • Twin State Maker Spaces, Claremont, $350,000, to support efforts in Sullivan County to develop the regional workforce and economy.
  • Town of Woodstock, $242,000, to upgrade existing municipal wastewater infrastructure on Route 112 to accommodate anticipated developments and future growth.

• Town of Swanzey, $306,000, to for road, sidewalk and sewer improvements.

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