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Collins, King, Pingree Announce $250,000 Investment to Strengthen Maine’s Organic Farm Production

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Apple Creek Farm

U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Congresswoman-elect Chellie Pingree today welcomed a $250,000 federal investment to strengthen Maine’s organic food supply chain and support independent organic producers. Awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program funding will help Apple Creek Farm LLC, an organic farm in…

King, Golden Led Downeast National Heritage Area Legislation Passes Congress, Heads to President’s Desk

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Today, U.S. Senator Angus King, Chairman of the Senate National Parks Subcommittee, and Representative Jared Golden announced that their bipartisan, bicameral bill to designate a Downeast Maine National Heritage Area has passed Congress and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The legislation, which is cosponsored by Senator Susan Collins and Representative Chellie…

Championed by Pingree, York River to Receive Long-Awaited Federal Protections

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York River

WASHINGTON, DC— After years of advocacy alongside the York River watershed communities, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today secured long-sought federal protections for approximately 30.8 miles of the river in southeast Maine and surrounding acreage in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill now headed for President Biden’s…

Pingree Secures $2.75 Million to Support Maine’s Clean Energy Workforce

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Maine Clean Energy Partnership Workforce Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC–Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $2,750,000 in Community Project Funding for the Maine Governor’s Energy Office. The funding Pingree secured in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill will support the Maine Clean Energy Partnership Workforce Initiative, which develops programming for workforce and training opportunities and provides direct training…

Pingree Announces $500,000 to Support Alfond Youth Center

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Alfond Youth Center

The Alfond Youth and Community Center in Waterville will receive $500,000 to launch a targeted program supporting children and families in need, Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today. The Community Project Funding is among a total of $34.5 million secured by Pingree in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill for 15 projects in Maine’s First District. The…

Pingree Secures Nearly $3.5 Million to Improve Water Resiliency in Saco Amid Sea-Level Rise

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Saco Water Resource Recovery Department

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced nearly $3.5 million in Community Project Funding to improve water infrastructure resiliency in Saco. With final passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill, Pingree secured $3,452,978 for the Saco Water Resource Resiliency Project to make Saco’s existing headworks structure more resilient to the effects of sea-level…

Pingree Secures $1 Million to Restore Access to Clean Drinking Water in Limerick

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Limerick Maine

Maine First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree today announced $1 million for the Town of Limerick to restore access to clean drinking water to its residents. The Community Project Funding, secured by Pingree in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill, will be used by the Limerick Water and Sewer District to replace outdated and dangerous sewer and water mains in the Hollandville…

Pingree Announces $2.1 Million for New Midcoast Health Center

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Knox Clinic

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) secured more than $2 million in Community Project Funding to expand health care services in Maine’s Midcoast region. Funded as one of Pingree’s 15 community projects in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations Bill, Knox Clinic will use the $2,105,000 to provide much-needed primary care, dental care, and mental health care to the citizens of Midcoast…

Pingree Secures $3 Million to Renovate, Expand Sanford Library

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Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced $3 million in Community Project Funding to renovate and expand the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library in Sanford. The funding, which was included by Pingree in the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 passed by Congress this week, will be used to expand the library’s existing space, adding a community room, study rooms, and office…

$1 Million Secured by Pingree for New YMCA Child Care Center in Damariscotta

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Central Lincoln County YMCA

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $1 million in Community Project Funding for the Central Lincoln County YMCA Child Care Center in Damariscotta to expand services and better meet the demand in the community.  “The coronavirus pandemic highlighted a dramatic and concerning need for child care in our country. As we continue to face economic and workforce…

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