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Senator Collins Announces Maine Colleges and Universities to Receive More Than $41 Million

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Education Committee, announced today that Maine institutions of higher education will receive a total of $41,092,834 in the first round of funding for colleges and universities through the CARES Act.  Of that amount, at least $20,546,425 must be used for emergency financial aid grants to students.


With the additional funds, colleges and universities will offer direct aid to students to help them pay for items such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care. They may also use their funding to purchase technology to expand remote learning and to defray costs associated with lost revenue.


“In addition to threatening public health, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of Americans, including students,” said Senator Collins.  “This investment will help Maine’s institutions of higher education offset the economic harm they have experienced due to the coronavirus, ensure faculty have the tools they need to continue to provide quality instruction, and support students.  As a member of the Education Committee, I strongly advocated for this funding to help Maine students continue to achieve their educational goals during this difficult time.”


Some of the Maine institutions of higher education that received the first installment of CARES Act funding are below.  The full list of schools can be found HERE.







Bates College

Total Allocation





Minimum Amount for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students



Bowdoin College



Central Maine Community College



Colby College



College Of The Atlantic



Eastern Maine Community College



Husson University



Kennebec Valley Community College



Maine Maritime Academy



Northeast Technical Institute



Northern Maine Community College



Saint Joseph's College



Southern Maine Community College



Thomas College



Unity College



University Of Maine



University Of Maine - Augusta



University Of Maine - Farmington



University Of Maine - Fort Kent



University Of Maine - Machias



University Of Maine - Presque Isle



University Of New England



University Of Southern Maine



Washington County Community College



York County Community College





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