Collins, King Announce More Than $750,000 Federal Investment in Sanford Broadband Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the City of Sanford will receive $769,209 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration to expand local broadband infrastructure and improve the region’s economic competitiveness. The funding will support the construction of an open-access municipal fiber optic network that will serve the Mill Yard complex located in downtown Sanford, a 600-acre industrial park, and over 80 businesses and institutions currently not served with high-speed broadband.

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Collins, King Congratulate Three Maine Schools Awarded National Blue Ribbon Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King applauded Falmouth Middle School, Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden, and Sea Road School in Kennebunk for being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools. These Maine schools are three of only 329 public and private schools across the nation being recognized for this achievement in 2016. 

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Collins, King Announce $464,500 in Economic Development Grants Across Maine

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that a total of $464,500 has been awarded to seven Maine organizations through the Economic Development Administration’s comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) program. The awards will be used by the organizations to establish an economic development planning framework, process, and strategy that supports private capital investment and job creation in their respective regions.

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Senators Collins, Heinrich Unveil Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act

Washington, D.C. — Today U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced the bipartisan Two-Generation Economic Empowerment Act to increase opportunities for families living in poverty. The bill aligns and links existing systems and funding streams to target both parents and children with support aimed at increasing economic security, educational success, social capital, and the health and wellbeing of whole families.

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