Collins, Gillibrand Lead Bipartisan Call for Funding for OAA Programs In Next COVID-19 Package to Help Older Adults

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Aging Committee, and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the committee, led a group of 16 Senators in calling for the inclusion of $1.1 billion in funding for Older Americans Act (OAA) programs, including $750 million in funding for the OAA nutrition services, in the next coronavirus relief package.  The funding would provide grants to states, territories, and tribes to help support the delivery of nutritious meals for older adults throughout the country.


More Than $14 Million in COVID-19 Financial Relief has been Awarded to Maine Farmers

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine farmers have been awarded a total of $14,062,098 to date to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), created through the CARES Act, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers.



Senator Collins Announces $900,000 for the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to Support and Expand Food Services Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians has been awarded $900,000 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program to retrofit and expand an existing food service facility.  This funding was awarded through the CARES Act and will establish a food pantry to ensure the proper storage of perishable and nonperishable food items.



Senator Collins’ Statement on Tentative Agreement Reached by Union, BIW

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins released this statement following reports that Local S6 and Bath Iron Works reached a tentative agreement on Saturday to end the ongoing strike:


“News of a tentative agreement is a positive development for the incredibly skilled workers at the shipyard who build the best ships in the world and are an essential asset to the Navy and thus our national security.   


“With the help of the federal mediator, I’m glad that both sides were able to work together to resolve differences.  


Senators Collins, King Announce $4 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis in Maine

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that medical organizations in Brewer, Portland, Skowhegan, and Bangor have received a total of $4 million to combat substance and opioid use disorders.  The funding was awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).