Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that three Maine organizations will receive a total of $1,695,084 over three years to support legal services for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The organizations receiving funding will serve individuals living in Oxford, Franklin, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Aroostook Counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin released the following statement today in response to a decision by the European Union’s (EU) Scientific Forum on Invasive Alien Species to open up a broader review of Sweden’s request to declare American lobster as an invasive species and ban all imports of live lobster into the EU:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has awarded a total of $2,250,000 in grant funding to several Maine health coalitions to prevent youth substance abuse and foster drug-free communities in Maine. Of that funding, $375,000 will be allocated for three new grant awards while the remaining funding will be allocated to seven projects in the state that have previously received funding from ONDCP.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Bucksport Fire and Ambulance Department will receive a $25,000 federal grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The funding will be used to help purchase a cardiac monitor, pagers, tablets and monitoring equipment.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) in Augusta will receive $147,891 in grant funding through the State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Portland will receive $800,000 in funding through the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant (LAV) Program.
On August 18, Chris Stover of Windham was enjoying a picnic lunch with his family at Sebago Lake State Park when he was stung by a bee. With a potentially fatal allergy to such stings, he fell to the ground and began to lose consciousness.
BANGOR, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Bangor Community Connector Public Transit System will receive $1,441,600 in grant funding through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Grants Program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $91,641 in grant funding to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King today announced that two agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have awarded grant funding totaling $605,230 to the State of Maine to help fight the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic. Maine will receive $371,616 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and $233,614 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen drug abuse prevention efforts and better track fatal and nonfatal opioid-involved overdoses in Maine.