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$3 Million Secured by Pingree to Restore Maine Irish Heritage Center

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Maine Irish Heritage Center

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $3 million she secured through Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill will help restore and weatherize the Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland. This funding will help ensure the historic building, which was previously St. Dominic’s Church, can continue to serve as a community space and center…

Portland Health Initiatives Net $1.5 Million Through Pingree’s Community Project Funding Requests

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Northern Light + Amistad CPFs

Programs at Northern Light Mercy Hospital and Amistad will receive a total of $1.5 million in Community Project Funding through the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill, Maine’s First District Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced today.  Mercy Hospital in Portland will use the $1 million in federal funding to substantially increase access to its English Language…

$619,000 Secured by Pingree to Support Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs in Maine

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Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center

The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center (GPIWC) will now have the funds needed to launch acomprehensive entrepreneurial leadership training program for immigrant women and girls in Maine, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today. Secured through Community Project Funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill, $619,000 will help GPIWC create and launch their…

Pingree Secures $1 Million for Preble Street Food Security Hub

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Preble Street Food Security Hub

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $1 million in Community Project Funding to address hunger in Southern Maine. Secured as one of 15 projects submitted by Pingree in the Fiscal Year 2023 government funding bill, Preble Street will use the federal funding to support its Food Security Hub in South Portland, helping those facing hunger and homelessness. This Food…

$1.5 Million to Support Veterans Transition to Work Initiative Secured by Rep. Pingree

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Boots2Roots

Boots2Roots, a nonprofit based in Portland serving veterans, will receive $1.5 million to expand its Transition to Work Initiative, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) announced today. Pingree, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, secured the Community Project Funding (CPF) in the final Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill, which passed Congress today.…

Pingree Secures More than $12 Million for Bigelow Lab

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Bigelow Lab

Senior House Appropriations Member Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced more than $12 million in federal funding for Bigelow Laboratory in East Boothbay through Community Project Funding (CPF) in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bill. One of 15 First District community projects submitted for funding by Pingree totaling $34.5 million, $12,326,000 will support the…

Pingree Secures $5 Million to Aid PFAS-Impacted Farmers

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cows on maine farm

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, today celebrated final passage of the government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 which directs the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to dedicate $5 million to assist farmers whose land has been contaminated by PFAS or “forever chemicals”. As Chair of the…

Congressionally-Directed Funding Secured by King, Pingree Awarded to Create 4-H Club Foundation’s Innovation Lab in Bridgton

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U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced that $450,000 in Congressionally-Directed Spending secured by the Maine leaders is headed to the Maine 4-H Club Foundation. The Maine 4-H Club Foundation intends to use the investment to leverage the purchase of Bridgton’s historic Magic Lantern…

Following Push from Pingree, House Approves Millions in Additional Low-Income Heating Assistance for Maine

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House Appropriations Interior Chair Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined her House colleagues in sending an emergency supplemental funding package to President Biden’s desk which includes $1 billion for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) nationwide as well as support for war-torn Ukraine and urgently needed FEMA…

Pingree Announces $2 Million Federal Investment to Strengthen Maine Aquaculture

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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today announced $2.12 million in federal funding to strengthen Maine’s aquaculture industry. Awarded through National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant program, the funding will support sustainable aquaculture projects at the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center and the University of Maine Center for Cooperative…

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