Senators Collins And King Announce Community Development Block Grant Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, and Angus King announced today that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded two Community Development Block Grants totaling  $1,853,497 to Cumberland County and the City of Biddeford.

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Senators Collins, King Announce Grant Funding For Maine Colleges And Universities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded twelve Maine colleges and universities a total of $3,649,824 in grant funding through the Student Support Services Program.
 
“The education offered by our state’s colleges and universities is among the best in the country,” said Senators Collins, and King. “This funding will ensure that Maine’s colleges and universities have the resources they need to help students graduate.”
 

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The Path To A Cure For Type 1 Diabetes

With its magnificent buildings, monuments, and memorials, Washington is a city of inspiring sights. Just as inspiring was the sea of blue t-shirts worn by the more than 160 young delegates to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 2015 Children’s Congress who participated in a recent Aging Committee hearing I chaired on how diabetes affects people of all ages and their families, and the importance of research to prevent, treat, and eventually cure this difficult and life-long disease.

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Senator Collins And Richard Gere Discuss Shared Commitment To Ending

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins and actor, Richard Gere, met in Washington this afternoon to discuss their shared commitment to end homelessness.

As Chairman of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations (THUD) Subcommittee, Senator Collins has long led calls for further funding to fight homelessness and for stronger coordination between, federal, state, and local governments. This year’s THUD appropriations bill provides $2.2 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants to combat homelessness.

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