Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Side x Side, Inc., will receive a four-year, $2,482,515 grant through the U.S. Department of Education. The funding will support Side x Side’s project titled “(Re)Imagining Education” to promote arts curriculum in Portland and Lewiston elementary schools. The University of Southern Maine will be Side x Side’s primary partner. Senators Collins and King wrote a letter to the Department of Education in support of this grant.