Immigrant support program gets $78K grant

A program that promotes the collaboration of various service agencies for immigrants and refugees in the city has received a $78,193 grant.

The money was awarded to the city’s Division of Public Health and Community Services for the Gate City Health and Wellness Immigrant Integration Initiative.

The program was cited for “promoting collaboration between Nashua’s municipal, social and health-care agencies to better serve newly arriving immigrants and refugees.”

Announced last week, the money was part of $1.5 million in grants given by the Endowment for Health, New Hampshire’s largest health foundation, to organizations for the resources necessary to forward health-related projects in the state.

Many of these projects have statewide reach, while others address need in targeted geographic areas of the state, according to the foundation.