WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today secured $800,000 in funding for three New Hampshire projects in the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Bill. This legislation, which passed the House of Representatives, includes $450,000 for the Center on Inclusive Education at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), $250,000 for Manchester Community Health Center, and $100,000 for Avis Goodwin Community Health Center (AGCHC).
Funding for these facilities will be used in the following ways:
Center on Inclusive Education at the University of New Hampshire: The Center will promote quality education and support for students with autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities to improve educational and social outcomes in inclusive educational environments.
“One in every one hundred and fifty children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “UNH is a leader in this field, and this funding will provide the University with the necessary resources to reach educators and families all across the country and to improve services for students with autism.”
Manchester Community Health Center: Funds will be used to purchase the equipment needed for their new facility.
Avis Goodwin Community Health Center: This funding will help Avis Goodwin to provide health care to an additional 3,000 patients and 1,500 additional dental patients.
In reference to the funding she secured for the Manchester Community Health Center and Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, Shea-Porter said, “With more than 143,000 Granite Staters currently without health insurance, many rely on community health centers in order to receive basic care. This important funding will allow the Manchester and Avis Goodwin Community Health Centers to upgrade services and expand care.”