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Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

DC Phone: 202-224-2841

Tax Staffer: Robert Henson, [email protected] (Updated: 02/22/2021)

Thank you so much for your thoughtful consideration of this important issue. Bi-State Primary Care Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that represents New Hampshire and Vermont’s 28 Community Health Centers, serving over 315,400 patients at 143 locations across every county in both states. Bi-State works to promote access to quality, affordable, primary health care with an emphasis on reaching under-served populations. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) serve our most vulnerable citizens, providing high quality, affordable, primary health care to under-served rural and urban communities, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay for that care. FQHCs serve 29 million Americans: nearly 14 million people in poverty, 8.7 million children, 1.4 million homeless patients, over 385,000 veterans, and 95,000 patients receiving MAT for opioid use disorder.

The NMTC adds to these organizations’ ability to continue to provide and maintain the care that so many depend upon, by utilizing low-cost capital to improve and expand existing facilities, as well as adding new sites where they are needed most. According to data from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), in 2017 FQHCs created 405,000 jobs across the nation, $26.3 billion in direct impacts from the delivery of care through a variety of revenue resources, and $28.3 billion in indirect impacts generated from their economic activities.

FQHCs are a wise investment not only for the health and safety of vulnerable communities, but for their economic growth as well. As you know, capital funding is an important part of that economic growth. Extending and expanding the NMTC will assist in ensuring the continuation of high quality, affordable, primary health care across our great nation to those who need it most.

-Tess Kuenning, President and CEO, Bi-State Primary Care Association, Bow, NH

NMTC Project Profiles (Inside the District)

Nashua, NH (2021)

The former Alec’s Shoe store building at 201 Main St. will soon be demolished to pave way for the $25 million theater complex. …

Lancaster, NH (2020)

The project involves the redevelopment of the Parker J. Noyes building, a vacant, historic three-story, 11,650 sf wood and steel building into ground floor…

Keene, NH (2019)

NMTC financing brings new jobs and affordable food to rural New Hampshire food desert…

Concord, NH (2018)

The renovation of a theater facility….

Keene, NH (2018)

The Keene Public Library’s $13M expansion project connected the main library to a neighboring annex building….

Lancaster, NH (2018)

New construction 45,000 square-foot addition to a medical facility to increase services of the rural health clinic and critical access hospital in a medically…

Keene, NH (2017)

A 104,000 sq. ft. expansion project retaining and creating living wage jobs. …

Littleton, NH (2016)

The 6,000-square-foot addition allows the co-op on Keene’s Cypress Street to expand popular departments, such as meats, seafood, the deli and prepared foods. The…

Concord, NH (2012)

New construction of a 69,340 sq. ft. five-story LEED-certified building in Concord, NH….

Newmarket, NH (2011)

The Newmarket Mills project redeveloped an old cotton manufacturing building into a new mixed-use space that contains homes, art studios and retail….

Concord, NH (2010)

The NMTC supported the redevelopment of an entire block – a blighted area in downtown Concord called the “Sanel Block,” on South Main Street….

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