During National Volunteer Month, Senators Collins, King Announce $2.8 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Maine

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Angus King (I-Maine) announced that Maine has received $2,862,247 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. These grants will support 249 AmeriCorps members serving the following Maine organizations: LearningWorks, Maine Conservation Corps, Healthy Acadia, and the University of Southern Maine (USM)’s Maine Partnership for Environmental Stewardship.

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Senators Collins, King Announce More Than $700,000 for Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians’ Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy Center

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $717,102 to the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to enhance existing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and sex trafficking provided by the Maliseet Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy Center. 

 

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Senators Collins, King Join Bipartisan Effort to Reject Proposed Elimination of Funding for National Sea Grant Program

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) joined a bipartisan group of 27 Senators in sending a letter urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies to continue to fund the National Sea Grant College Program – at a minimum – at its current funding level of $80 million.  The letter follows the Administration’s proposed elimination of funding for the Sea Grant Program in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget.

 

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Senator Collins Hosts Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie in Maine

Augusta, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) hosted U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie in Maine today to visit a veteran-owned small business, participate in the groundbreaking for a new veterans residential care facility, and tour an organization that provides housing for homeless veterans.  Throughout the day, Senator Collins and Secretary Wilkie met with dozens of Maine veterans and discussed ways to improve veterans services and ensure they are receiving the high-quality health care that they deserve.

 

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