Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she secured $1,500,000 for the Old Town YMCA in the draft Fiscal Year 2023 Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill.
As the Ranking Member and lead Republican on the Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, Senator Collins secured funding for this project in the bill, which was officially released by the full Senate Appropriations Committee today and must now be voted upon by the full Senate and House.
“Community institutions like the YMCA are wonderful assets for towns that bring families and neighbors together,” said Senator Collins. “This funding for the Old Town YMCA would revitalize the facility, making it more inviting and accessible to local residents. As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to champion this funding as the appropriations process moves forward.”
Among other improvements, the funding would be used to provide a facelift to the facility, make energy efficiency upgrades, improve ADA accessibility, and replace old lockers and equipment.