Senator Collins Announces Nearly $44 Million for K-12 Education in Maine

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a member of the Education Committee, announced today that Maine will receive a total of $43,793,319 through the CARES Act to support K-12 students whose educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus.  


Education leaders will have the flexibility to use funds for immediate needs, such as tools and resources for distance education, ensuring student health and safety, and developing and implementing plans for the next school year.



Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $2.5 Million to Support Maine’s Rural Health System During COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Maine received a total of $2,485,050 to support rural hospitals and increase access to telehealth to help medical providers reach patients in underserved areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Funding will also be used to help reduce poisonings related to an increase in disinfectant and cleaner use.  This investment, authorized by the CARES Act Senators Collins and King voted for, was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.



Senator Collins Warns of Scams Targeting Small Businesses

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins is warning small business owners to beware of scams that are targeting small businesses seeking to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  Senator Collins co-authored the PPP to provide forgivable loans to help small businesses and their employees that have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Senator Collins Calls on House to Quickly Pass $480 Billion Emergency Aid Package to Assist Small Businesses and Employees, Support Hospitals, and Increase Testing

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and a member of the Small Business Task Force, called on the House of Representatives to quickly pass the $480 billion bipartisan agreement that the Senate approved last night as part of Congress’ ongoing response to COVID-19.