All Sections
Welcome guest, you have 3 views left.  Register| Sign In

USDA will distribute $175,000 in job-creating grants in New Hampshire

LACONIA — U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will announce $175,000 in job-creating Rural Development grants to seven New Hampshire economic development organizations at a news conference this morning.During the 10 a.m. event at the Vintage Café, Shea-Porter and USDA Rural Development Regional Director Ted Brady will present certificates to:

• Belknap Economic Development Council: $20,234 to provide a second year of funding for ongoing business counseling to small and emerging businesses in Belknap County.

• Snow Drifters: $20,000 to the Grafton County snowmobiling club to purchase trail grooming equipment to maintain 40 miles of trails in Plymouth, Rumney, Groton, Hebron and Wentworth.

• Capital Regional Development Council: $25,000 to conduct a feasibility study to determine the need for, cost and sustainability of a community kitchen in Boscawen.

• Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust: $16,500 to integrate farmland conservation into business planning and land conservation.

• Sullivan County: $30,000 to conduct a feasibility study surrounding farm-based economic development and studying the need for an agricultural incubator in Unity.

• Women’s Rural Entrepreneurial Network: $13,266 to assist arts-based entrepreneurs in Carroll, Coos and Grafton counties.

• Northern Community Investment Corporation: $50,000 to provide technical support and counseling to small businesses in Carroll, Coos and Grafton counties.

Post or View Comments 

NH Maple Weekend NH Maple Weekend
All Weekend

45th Annual NH Camping and RV Show 45th Annual NH Camping and RV Show
Friday, 1-8 p.m.,
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.,
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Ales for Tails Ales for Tails
Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Maple Sugar Madness Maple Sugar Madness
Saturday, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.