Senators Collins, Kaine Secure $1 Billion in Funding for Community Services Block Grant Program Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – Following a bipartisan push by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), the emergency economic relief package that passed the Senate by 96-0 and the House by voice vote last week included $1 billion in supplemental funding for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program.  CSBG serves more than 1,000 entities across the country and is well-positioned to immediately respond to the social services needs of millions of Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

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Senators Collins, Kaine Secure $1 Billion in Funding for Community Services Block Grant Program Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – Following a bipartisan push by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), the emergency economic relief package that passed the Senate by 96-0 and the House by voice vote last week included $1 billion in supplemental funding for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program.  CSBG serves more than 1,000 entities across the country and is well-positioned to immediately respond to the social services needs of millions of Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

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Senator Collins Announces $300 Million for Fishing Industry Included in Phase 3 Coronavirus Response Package

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced today that the Phase 3 coronavirus package that passed the Senate unanimously last night included $300 million for assistance to fishermen and fishery-related businesses such as harvesters, processors, and aquaculture operations affected by COVID-19, which may include direct relief payments.  The bill is expected to pass the House today before heading to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

 

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Senator Collins Announces $48.5 Billion in COVID-19 Emergency Funding for Transportation, Housing Programs

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Senate voted 96-0 last night to pass a $340 billion supplemental appropriations bill to help protect the health and well-being of Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The legislation includes a section she co-authored directing $48.5 billion to support transportation and housing programs.

 

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Senators Collins and Casey’s Bill to Reauthorize Older Americans Act Signed into Law

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Supporting Older Americans Act, bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Aging Committee, was signed into law.  Their legislation reauthorizes and strengthens the Older Americans Act (OAA), the landmark legislation focused on improving the wellbeing of the Nation’s seniors and their caregivers.

 

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