Collins, King Announce $2.7 Million to Support Maine Tribal Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Wabanaki Health and Wellness (WHW) organization will receive a total of $2,754,199 to expand public health and wellness services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, awarded through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, will specifically benefit tribally-enrolled Native Americans in Penobscot, Washington, and Aroostook counties.


Collins, Manchin Announce Bill to Increase Funding for Library Broadband Hotspots in Rural America Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that they are introducing the Hotspots and Online Technology and Services Procurement for our Tribes and States (HOTSPOTS) Act, a bipartisan bill that would create a two-year, $160 million hotspot pilot program to purchase and distribute Internet-connected devices to libraries in low-income and rural areas.