COVID-19 Financial Relief for Maine Farmers Reaches $7.75 Million

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Maine farmers have been awarded a total of $7.75 million thus far to help offset the financial harm they have experienced due to COVID-19.  The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), created through the CARES Act, which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers.



Senators Collins, King Announce $400,000 for Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Eastern Maine Development Corporation has been awarded $400,000 to support the redevelopment and revitalization of small businesses in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Hancock counties that have suffered financial harm as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was awarded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA)’s CARES Act Recovery Assistance Program.  



Senator Collins Announces Navy Award of $132 Million in Infrastructure Investments for Bath Iron Works and Its Suppliers

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that Bath Iron Works was awarded a $132 million contract modification for shipbuilder and supplier industrial base improvements in support of the DDG-51 class destroyer program.  This is in addition to $3 million previously awarded to BIW to start the surface combatant industrial base effort.