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Senator Collins Secures Nearly $265 Million for Maine in Appropriations Bills | Senator Susan Collins – Senator Susan Collins


More than a third of the Maine projects totaling nearly $100 million were included in the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee bill she co-authors

 

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced today that she successfully secured more than $264,959,000 for 106 Maine projects located across the state in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills that have been released by the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Of that amount, 37 of the projects totaling $99,246,000 were funded through the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, which Senator Collins co-leads as the Ranking Member.  The bills must still be voted upon by the full Senate and House.

 

The 106 requests submitted by Senator Collins will support projects by Maine’s state government, municipalities, and non-profits that will promote job creation and economic development, improve infrastructure, expand community resources for Mainers, and protect our environment. 

 

“As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I have long championed investments that benefit Maine’s communities and families,” said Senator Collins.  “I heard from local officials about how these projects will enhance the wellbeing of Mainers and improve the delivery of town services from Aroostook County to York County.  I will work hard to champion these projects as the Appropriations process moves forward in order to benefit our state and the people of Maine.”

 

Senator Collins’ requests were included in nine Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills.  Three of the appropriations bills—Agriculture, Energy & Water, and Military Construction & Veterans Affairs—have been passed by the Appropriations Committee and now await consideration by the full Senate.  The remaining Appropriations bills were released today.

 

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106 projects requested by Senator Collins are listed by county below.

 

Androscoggin

 

Interior

 

Livermore Falls Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade Project (Androscoggin and Franklin Counties)

Recipient: Town of Livermore Falls

Location: Livermore Falls and Jay, ME

Amount: $1,700,000

Purpose: To upgrade the wastewater treatment facility that serves the towns of Livermore Falls and Jay. Upgrades are needed to address structural deficiencies with the primary clarifiers, chlorine contact chambers, sludge holding tanks, and to improve safety.

 

Labor/HHS

 

Androscoggin Home Healthcare Palliative Care and Hospice Fellowship

Recipient: Androscoggin Home Health Services, Inc. (Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice)

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: To provide interprofessional education and training of nurse practitioners and physician fellows in hospice and palliative care.

 

Spurwink Renovation of Old Lisbon Road Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disability

Recipient: Spurwink

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $366,000

Purpose: To renovate the intermediate care facility to better serve individuals with intellectual disabilities.

 

Central Maine Medical Center Paralysis Rehabilitation Expansion Project

Recipient: Central Maine Healthcare Corporation

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $948,000

Purpose: To purchase capital equipment and support renovations for post-acute care rehabilitative therapy services.

 

Tri-County Mental Health Services Veterans Community Outreach

Recipient: Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc.

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: To support the continuation of veterans’ outreach activities related to accessing mental health and substance use disorder care, rehabilitation, and other health services.

 

THUD

 

Auburn Public Safety Building

Recipient: City of Auburn

Location: Auburn, ME

Amount: $2,500,000

Purpose: To renovate and expand the Auburn Fire Department to co-locate all critical safety elements, including Fire, Police, and Emergency dispatch services in to one facility. A centralized public safety building will improve critical communication between all aspects of the city’s safety services.

 

Livermore Falls – State Route 17 Reconstruction

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Livermore Falls, ME

Amount: $4,000,000

Purpose: To reconstruct a section of State Route 17 to address deficiencies with safety, mobility, pavement structure, drainage, pedestrian access, ADA-compliance, bicycle access, and parking. The project would improve travel times and safety for traffic to and from the Androscoggin Mill in Jay.

 

Safe Voices Building Improvement

Recipient: Safe Voices

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $394,000

Purpose: To support the renovation of a resource center in downtown Lewiston that supports victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking.

 

Bates Mill #5 Cleanup

Recipient: City of Lewiston

Location: Lewiston, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: For the removal of asbestos and the replacement of the roof of the historic Bates Mill #5 Building. Final renovation of this mill site would bring further economic development to downtown Lewiston.

 

Aroostook

 

Agriculture

 

Washburn Public Safety Building

Recipient: Town of Washburn

Location: Washburn, ME

Amount: $750,000

Purpose: To support construction of a new Public Safety building to house the Fire and Police Departments in the Town of Washburn. The current building is more than 100 years old and is inadequate to house critical town safety equipment. The current Police Department consists of three full-time officers sharing one small office in the building, which also houses the Town Office and is not adequate for any of these uses.

 

Interior

 

Town of Frenchville Fore Main and Pump Station Upgrade.  

Recipient: Town of Frenchville

Location: Frenchville and St. Agatha, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To replace 3,200 feet of force main and upgrade the pump station.

 

Labor/HHS

 

Aroostook Mental Health Services Expansion of Residential Treatment Facility

Recipient: Aroostook Mental Health Services, Inc.

Location: Presque Isle, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To support the construction of a facility to expand capacity for residential substance use disorder treatment.

 

Northern Maine Community College Mechanized Logging Operations Training Program

Recipient: Northern Maine Community College

Location: Presque Isle, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To purchase equipment and develop curriculum for Northern Maine Community College’s Mechanized Logging Operations program. This successful program has placed graduates into well-paying logging careers by providing training with the latest technology to meet the industry’s needs. Students learn hands-on while operating highly technical, industry-standard equipment with field instructors.

 

University of Maine Pediatric and Obstetric Mobile and Stationary Simulators for Nursing Education and Training

Recipient: University of Maine System

Location: Aroostook County; Recipient Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To purchase a pediatric and obstetric mobile simulator and simulator equipment to support health care workforce training. This equipment will help increase clinical training capacity in these specialties, and train critically-needed nurses in rural communities.

 

Fish River Rural Health-Madawaska Community Health Center

Recipient: Fish River Rural Health

Location: Madawaska, ME

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: To purchase equipment to support continuity of health care operations during power outages.

 

Northern Maine Community College Expansion of Safety Training for Wind Turbine Technicians

Recipient: Northern Maine Community College

Location: Presque Isle, ME

Amount: $988,000

Purpose: To expand technical and safety workforce training for wind turbine technicians by hiring additional faculty and acquiring and installing instructional technology and safety equipment. Through a collaborative effort with Maine Maritime Academy, Northern Maine Community College proposes to become an international training provider in the wind power industry, supporting this growing workforce in the Northeast.

 

Aroostook County Action Program Mobile Unit

Recipient: Aroostook County Action Program Inc. (ACAP)

Location: Aroostook County; Recipient Location: Presque Isle, ME

Amount: $643,000

Purpose: To purchase a mobile unit to extend access to critical health care, oral health, nutrition, and behavioral health services currently offered by ACAP and community partners.

 

THUD

 

Walkable Houlton Project

Recipient: Town of Houlton

Location: Houlton

Amount: $732,000

Purpose: To repair and replace sidewalks, make improvements to the Gateway Crossing Pedestrian Bridge, and expand on Houlton’s Downtown Sidewalk Project.

 

Maine Northern Railroad Improvements

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Aroostook County, ME

Amount: $12,960,000

Purpose: To upgrade the Presque Isle and Houlton Lines and the Maine Northern Railroad mainline from Millinocket to Scopan Township, allowing for 25 mile per hour speeds. Increases in both speed and capacity will improve freight rail service and serve more commercial entities in northern Maine.

 

Presque Isle – Route 1 Reconstruction

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Presque Isle

Amount:  $1,200,000

Purpose:  To provide preliminary engineering funding for improvements to a two-mile stretch US Route 1 (Main St) in Presque Isle.

 

Loring Economic Development Infrastructure Project

Recipient: Loring Development Authority of Maine

Location: Limestone

Amount $3,100,000

Purpose: To make roadway improvements and demolish substandard, blighted structures at Loring Commerce Centre.

 

 

Cumberland

 

Agriculture

 

Harrison Food Bank & Community Center

Recipient: Harrison Food Bank

Location: Harrison, ME (serves Cumberland and Oxford counties)

Amount: $388,000

Purpose: To complete the renovation of the Harrison Food Bank and Community Center. This is the largest food bank in the State of Maine, serving 500 low-income families from 92 towns per week. With the support of this investment, the Center will facilitate classes, public meetings, dinners, and veterans’ services. The space may also be suitable as a shelter for the town of Harrison in emergency situations.

 

CJS

 

Satellite Chipset Computer Science Learning Module

Recipient: Educate Maine

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: For a STEM education program to introduce Maine students to satellite chipset data collection and analysis capabilities to address scientific questions. This programming includes a competition for student science projects to ride on a future rocket launch.

 

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office Equipment Purchasing

Recipient: Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

Project Location: Cumberland County, ME

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: To allow the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office to purchase and implement body-worn cameras and in-car camera systems. By deploying this technology, the Office will be able to improve the delivery of law enforcement services in Cumberland County.

 

Financial Services and General Gov’t

 

United Way of Greater Portland Childcare Workforce & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Recipient: United Way of Greater Portland

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $95,000

Purpose: To help new childcare entrepreneurs in the Portland area open their own sustainable childcare businesses with the necessary training and investment to succeed.  A strong childcare system will help working parents and parents seeking to complete or continue their education.

 

Interior

 

Bridgton Sewer Main Extensions

Recipient: Town of Bridgton

Location: Bridgton, ME

Amount: $1,400,000

Purpose: To extend Bridgton’s sewer system to serve additional residents. If extended, the system would service up to 181 residential homes, 270 residential units in multi-family dwellings, nine existing businesses employing over 100 employees, and a new commercial building with six units.

 

Labor/HHS

 

Maine Community College System Accelerated and Expanded Manufacturing Training

Recipient: Southern Maine Community College

Location: South Portland, ME

Amount: $996,000

Purpose: To acquire a mobile welding training lab for use by the Maine Community College System through all seven colleges. This lab would provide welding skill instruction and in-demand job training for workers and trainees at locations convenient to them throughout the state.

 

University of New England Institute for Interprofessional Education and Practice

Recipient: University of New England

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $5,000,000

Purpose: To support health care workforce training by expanding the University of New England’s Institute for Interprofessional Education and Practice. Maine is experiencing a shortage of healthcare professionals. The project aims to help the University develop new models for interprofessional education, clinical practice, and research needed for healthcare education and practice.

 

Center for Nursing Innovation at Saint Joseph’s College

Recipient: Trustees of Saint Joseph’s College

Location: Standish, ME

Amount: $810,000     

Purpose: To expand nursing workforce training by supporting the construction of a Simulated Hospital and Home Health Floor at St. Joseph’s Center for Nursing Innovation.

 

University of Maine Teacher Residency Program

Recipient: University of Maine System

Location: Gorham, ME

Amount: $989,000

Purpose: To expand an immersive year-long teacher internship program for university students to serve elementary and secondary students. The collaboration across the University of Maine System will help address the teacher shortages in Maine.

 

Maine Virtual Dental Home Pilot Project

Recipient: Harry E. Davis Partnership for Children’s Oral Health

Location: Kennebec, Somerset, Aroostook, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Oxford, Franklin, and Waldo Counties; Recipient Location: Yarmouth, ME

Amount: $648,000

Purpose: To support the launch of a network of virtual dental homes serving eight rural counties in Maine.  This pilot project will engage community partners, including non-profit dental centers, federally qualified health centers, and Head Start programs, to expand the delivery of dental care to children in Maine.

 

Milestone Recovery’s Detoxification Program

Recipient: Milestone Recovery

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $690,000

Purpose: To support Milestone’s substance use services, including the establishment of an Intensive Outpatient Program.

 

Maine Medical Center Modernization of Hybrid Operating Rooms

Recipient: Maine Medical Center

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $3,000,000

Purpose: To support the construction, modernization, and expansion of operating rooms at Maine Medical Center.

 

Best Buddies in Maine Inclusion Project for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Recipient: Best Buddies International, Inc.

Location: Cumberland, ME

Amount: $331,000

Purpose: To support instructional services for middle and high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

Peer Support Services for Grieving Children, Teens, and Families of Maine

Recipient: The Center for Grieving Children

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $264,000

Purpose: To support peer support groups for grieving children, who are at higher risk of a range of problems, including traumatic prolonged grief and depression, lower educational attainment, and accidental death or suicide.

 

Red Cross of Northern New England Blood Supply Improvements

Recipient: American Red Cross, Northern New England Region

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $871,000

Purpose: To make repairs and improvements to the blood collection and distribution facilities.

 

Professional Development and Curriculum Creation for Low Income, Minority, and English Language Learner Students

Recipient: LearningWorks

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: To fund a comprehensive teacher training and curriculum development program to improve academic outcomes for low-income, minority, and English Language Learning students.

 

Youth and Family Outreach Early Childhood Educational Development

Recipient: Youth and Family Outreach

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $515,000

Purpose: To acquire educational equipment, curriculum, and materials for early childhood classrooms and outdoor developmental play spaces, and to expand early childhood education services.

 

Maine College of Art Community E-Learning Initiative

Recipient: Maine College of Art

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $357,000

Purpose: To expand online courses at the Maine College of Art with offerings of both credit-bearing and non-credit-bearing courses to students of all ages, including Maine residents who otherwise would not have access to these learning opportunities.

 

THUD

 

Customs and Border Protection Facility at Brunswick Executive Airport (BXM)

Recipient: Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority

Location: Brunswick, ME

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: To design, permit, and construct a Customs and Border Protection facility enabling aircraft operators to land at the Brunswick airport, clear customs, and continue on to their destination.

 

America’s Volunteer Driver Center

Recipient: ITNAmerica

Location: Westbrook

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To fund a study to determine the effectiveness of a nationwide public awareness campaign on recruiting and training volunteer drivers that provide assistance to older Americans living in rural or suburban communities that lack the density for traditional mass transportation.

 

The Abyssinian Meeting House

Recipient: The Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House

Location: Portland, ME

Amount: $1,700,000

Purpose: To support the restoration of the third oldest African American meeting house in the United States. The Abyssinian is on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

Franklin

 

Financial Services and General Gov’t

 

Coburn Gore Land Port of Entry

Recipient: United States General Services Administration (GSA)

Location: Coburn Gore, ME

Amount: GSA Estimated Cost to Complete ($93,840,000)

Purpose: To provide needed updates to the existing land port of entry at Coburn Gore, which would help modernize the facility to meet today’s national security mission, trade and travel volume, and safety threats, including those related to drug trafficking. 

 

Interior

 

UMaine Managing Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Penobscot County)

Recipient: University of Maine System

Location: Orono, ME

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: To support the University of Maine’s work with private landowners, Tribes, and other partners to plan for, manage, and mitigate Emerald ash borer. Emerald ash borer is a highly-invasive beetle from Asia that infests and kills North American ash species and threatens Maine’s ash trees.

 

Kennebago Headwaters – Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture in Stetson Township. Recipient: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Location: Kennebago River, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To help conserve the headwaters of the Kennebago River and its outstanding fish and wildlife resources, including its heritage strain of Eastern brook trout.

 

Labor/HHS

 

University of Maine-Farmington Early Education Degree Program Expansion

Recipient: University of Maine System

Location: Farmington, ME

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: To expand enrollment in the University of Maine Farmington’s early childhood education degree programs to expand Maine’s early childhood educator workforce.

 

University of Maine-Farmington Early Education Enrollment Expansion

Recipient: University of Maine System

Location: Farmington, ME

Amount: $600,000

Purpose: To expand enrollment for young children in the University of Maine Farmington’s nationally accredited early education and childcare programs.

 

 

Hancock

 

Labor/HHS

 

Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital Emergency Department Modernization

Recipient: Blue Hill Memorial Hospital d/b/a Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

Location: Blue Hill, ME

Amount: $1,000,000 

Purpose: To support construction and equipment purchases needed to upgrade Emergency Department trauma and procedure rooms.

 

THUD

 

Land acquisition for the Stonington Water District Development

Recipient: Town of Stonington

Location: Stonington, ME

Amount: $394,000

Purpose: To preserve working waterfront access for the fishing industry and to expand the municipal water system. This project involves acquiring a critical parcel of land in the downtown fishing harbor that is adjacent to the Stonington Sanitary District and that will increase public waterfront access.

 

 

Kennebec

 

CJS

 

Planning for the Future of Maine’s Lobster Industry

Recipient: Maine Department of Marine Resources Project

Location: Administered in Augusta, ME (benefits multiple counties, especially coastal)

Amount: $765,000

Purpose: To support planning and industry engagement regarding management measures to protect endangered right whales and preserve Maine’s iconic lobster industry. Regulatory actions to protect the whales may have far-reaching impacts across Maine’s coastal communities and economy.

 

FSGG

 

Catalyzing Business Growth in Maine’s Marine and Agricultural Economy

Recipient: FocusMaine

Location: Augusta, ME

Amount: $919,000

Purpose: To grow jobs in Maine’s food sector through scale-up programs that support growth-oriented food companies seeking markets for goods and services, an AgTech program that explores job opportunities at the intersection of agriculture and technology, and a comprehensive report based on input from industry and economists that fills information gaps in the sector.

 

Maine’s Entrepreneur Ecosystem Development

Recipient: Maine Development Foundation

Location: Hallowell, ME

Amount: $747,000

Purpose: To promote new jobs and business start-ups in nine Maine communities, including Augusta, Bath, Belfast, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Gardiner, Houlton, Rockland, and Westbrook.  These communities will undergo an audit process to identify gaps and opportunities to better build their entrepreneur ecosystem, and a comprehensive report for each community will be generated with prioritized action items for implementation.

 

Interior

 

Chaffee Brook Pump Station Upgrades in Winslow.

Recipient: Town of Winslow

Location: Winslow, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To increase the capacity of the Chaffee Brook Pump Station to eliminate combined sewer overflows and improve the health and sanitation conditions of the system.

 

Labor/HHS

 

University of Maine System Adult Transitions, Learning and Success Pilot Program

Recipient: University of Maine System

Location: Augusta, ME

Amount: $945,000

Purpose: To support adult learners in their first year of college, including intensive advising, tutoring, financial literacy, and technology skills. This statewide program aims to help students persist and complete their degrees, access career opportunities, and meet Maine’s workforce needs.

 

City of Augusta’s Project Recovery Pilot Program

Recipient: City of Augusta

Location: Augusta, ME

Amount: $264,000

Purpose: To implement a pilot program centered on improving treatment and recovery resources for people struggling with for substance use disorders.

 

THUD

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley Youth Center and Sports Facility

Recipient: Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley

Location: Gardiner, ME

Amount: $650,000

Purpose: To provide funding for the construction of a new youth center and sports facility. This project would provide safe, quality, reliable childcare and youth programs for children ages six weeks to high school, as well as serve as a senior citizen center.

 

Vassalboro – State Route 32

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Vassalboro, ME

Amount: $800,000

Purpose: To repair Route 32 (Main Street) in Vassalboro, which serves as a connection from State Route 3 to Winslow and carries nearly 2,500 cars per day.

 

Renovation of Johnson Hall

Recipient: Johnson Hall, Inc.

Location: Gardiner, ME

Amount: $350,000

Purpose: To support renovations of the Johnson Hall Opera House, built in 1864, including the installation of safety measures.

 

Augusta: Bangor Street Improvements

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Augusta, ME

Amount: $4,800,000

Purpose: To improve safety of a section of Bangor Street in Augusta, including for pedestrian and bicycle use. There have been at least 16 pedestrian and 10 bicycle crashes on this section of roadway in the last 10 years, including a fatal pedestrian crash.

 

 

Knox

 

EW

 

Isle au Haut Thoroughfare

Recipient: Army Corps

Location: Isle au Haut, ME

Amount: $100,000
Purpose: To begin the Environmental Assessment and related processes to prepare for a maintenance dredging of a 60-year-old federal navigation channel.

 

George’s River in Thomaston.

Recipient: Army Corps

Location: Thomaston, ME

Amount: $75,000

Purpose: To conduct a survey of the channel and anchorage of the George’s River to prepare for a maintenance dredge.

 

THUD

 

Rockland Commercial Fish Pier Redevelopment

Recipient: City of Rockland

Location: Rockland, ME

Amount: $1,500,000

Purpose: To make repairs and resiliency improvements necessary to continue to provide safe and affordable working waterfront access for the region at this municipally-owned facility. The pier needs major deck, structural and electrical work typical of similar facilities at this stage of life, in addition to site stabilization.

 

Camden – US Route 1 Transportation

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Camden, ME

Amount: $5,000,000

Purpose: To reconstruct a section of US Route 1 to address deficiencies with safety, mobility, pavement structure, drainage, pedestrian access, ADA compliance, and bicycle access. Route 1 is a highly used commuter route for the regional workforce and plays a role in providing a link to the passenger ferry terminals in Lincolnville and Rockland, both vital to the coastal islands.

 

 

Lincoln

 

            CJS

 

Midcoast Law Enforcement Equipment Purchasing Program

Recipient: Midcoast Council of Governments

Project Location: Damariscotta, ME

Amount: $900,000

Purpose: To create a law enforcement equipment purchasing program for communities

across Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties. Many smaller communities

do not have the resources to request federal funding independently.

 

THUD

 

Edgecomb to Boothbay – State Route 27

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Lincoln County, ME (Edgecomb to Boothbay)

Amount: $8,000,000

Purpose: To fund roadway, pedestrian, and bicycle improvements on State Route 27.

 

Oxford

 

THUD

 

Rumford Fire Station Recipient: Town of Rumford

Recipient: Town of Rumford

Location: Rumford, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To support the building of a new Fire Station to replace the Central Fire Station built in 1923, which is structurally compromised and at increasing risk of total collapse. The current facility does not allow for modern equipment to fit inside and has significant damage to the concrete floor, foundation, and load-bearing walls.

 

Eastern Slope Regional Airport Runway Improvements (IZG)

Recipient: Town of Fryeburg (Sponsor)/Eastern Slope Airport Authority (Operator)

Location: Fryeburg, ME

Amount: $3,500,000

Purpose: To extend the runway in accordance with the FAA-approved Master Plan to permit aircraft to operate under wet or contaminated conditions.

 

 

Penobscot

 

Agriculture

 

Corinna Fire Department Fire Station

Recipient: Town of Corinna

Location: Corinna, ME

Amount: $1,725,000

Purpose: To relocate the Fire Department to a larger, town-owned building that is better suited to meet the town and surrounding communities’ emergency and safety needs. The current building is small, crowded, and in need of repair. The Fire Department serves the towns of Corinna and Exeter, which are two rural communities, and has mutual aid agreements with six surrounding towns.

 

CJS

 

Advanced-Manufacturing Materials Research

Recipient: University of Maine

Location: Orono, ME

Amount: $10,000,000

Purpose: To construct a digital research Factory of the Future to advance large-scale, bio-based additive manufacturing using advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and collaborative arrays of large 3D printers and subtractive systems. The facility will drive innovation and new technology development in affordable housing, clean energy, construction, transportation, boatbuilding, and furniture industries.

 

Strengthening Local and Regional Seafood Systems for Resilient Communities

Recipient: University of Maine

Location: Orono, ME (statewide reach)

Amount: $2,000,000

Purpose: To build a consortium of researchers, government officials, technical assistance providers, and fishing community partners to support local and regional seafood systems. Catalyzing these systems will help to ensure the seafood sector is resilient to future shocks and will also contribute to the economic prosperity of coastal communities.

 

EW

 

UMaine Wood-fiber Insulated Panels for Modular Construction and Retrofit Applications.

Recipient: University of Maine         

Location: Orono, ME

Amount: $2,000,000

Purpose: To research and develop a novel manufacturing methodology for structural, environmentally sustainable, and energy efficient roof and wall construction assemblies. This research has the potential to improve the performance and affordability of newly-constructed energy efficient buildings and enhance the energy-efficiency of existing

buildings.

 

Financial Services and General Gov’t

 

Business, Agriculture and Rural Development (BARD) Technical Assistance Pipeline

Recipient: University of Maine System
Location: Orono, ME

Amount: $292,000

Purpose: For the University of Maine to develop a business education and technical assistance process pipeline for Maine’s small-scale agricultural producers. In this program, Maine business students will be trained to provide high-quality, in-demand business advising services directly to Maine’s small-scale agricultural producers to help them sustain and grow their businesses.

 

            Interior

 

Oak Grove Sewer Subsystem Remediation Project in Brewer

Recipient: City of Brewer

Location: Brewer, ME

Amount: $1,103,000

Purpose: To rehabilitate one mile of aging sewer to reduce and possibly eliminate combined sewer overflows to the Penobscot River. This project is a priority to the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Labor/HHS

 

St. Joseph Hospital, Building an Age-Friendly Health System

Recipient: St. Joseph Hospital

Location: Bangor, ME

Amount: $1,500,000

Purpose: To fund age-friendly facility renovations and safety improvements at St. Joseph Hospital, which will better support older adults and their caregivers.

 

Building Science Education in Maine

Recipient: Maine Discovery Museum

Location: Bangor, ME

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: For a professional development program for elementary education teachers to improve classroom science instruction.

 

Agricultural Worker Training, Placement, and Support Program

Recipient: Eastern Maine Development Corporation

Location: Bangor, ME

Amount: $600,000

Purpose: To develop a program, in collaboration with industry stakeholders, to train agricultural workers. Participants would develop the skills needed to work with the latest technologies in the agriculture industry.

 

Northern Light – Mercy Hospital McAuley Women’s Recovery Program

Recipient: Mercy Hospital

Location: Bangor, ME

Amount: $510,000

Purpose: To support the renovation of a facility to better support women in recovery from substance use disorders with clinically-oriented recovery services.

 

THUD

 

East Millinocket Industrial Complex Redevelopment

Recipient: Town of East Millinocket

Location: East Millinocket, ME

Amount: $2,851,000

Purpose: To repair and renovate a former paper mill site to accommodate transportation, shipping, and receiving via train and truck traffic. This project is part of an effort to revitalize the area, which has experienced economic hardship since the mill’s 2014 closure.

 

Katahdin Region Economic, Community & Family Development

Recipient: Eastern Maine Community College

Location: East Millinocket, ME

Amount: $4,000,000

Purpose: To expand and renovate the Katahdin Higher Education Center to increase access to childcare and additional job training resources for families in the region.

 

Bangor Commercial Kitchen Incubator

Recipient: City of Bangor

Location: Bangor, ME

Amount: $1,010,000

Purpose: To support agricultural producers and processors by funding the installation of a commercial kitchen incubator that would assist these entrepreneurs with business development and job creation throughout northern Maine in a professional, shared-use environment.

 

Remediation and Reuse Study of former GNP Wastewater Treatment Plant

Recipient: Our Katahdin

Location: Millinocket, ME

Amount: $671,000

Purpose: To fund a study of the options for remediation and reuse of the wastewater treatment plant of the former Great Northern Paper Company.

 

Newport – US Route 2

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Newport, ME

Amount: $4,000,000

Purpose: To improve safety and mobility in the area of the intersection of Route 2 and Route 7 in Newport. The intersection of US Route 2 and State Route 7 is a busy junction. There are several high crash locations in the area that would be addressed through this project providing safety benefits for motorists.

 

 

Piscataquis

 

Labor/HHS

 

Northern Light C.A. Dean Hospital Rural Mobile Mammography Project

Recipient: Charles A Dean Memorial Hospital

Location: Greenville, ME

Amount: $1,027,000

Purpose: To create a rural mobile mammography service that can serve rural regions of Maine that lack mammography programs.

 

THUD

 

Dover-Foxcroft, Dover Bridge #5118 Replacement

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Dover-Foxcroft, ME

Amount: $7,200,000

Purpose: To replace a 91-year-old bridge that carries more than 2,000 cars per day over the Piscataquis River.

 

 

Somerset

 

Interior

 

Regional PFAS Treatment Facility Anson Madison Sanitary District in Madison

Recipient: Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Location: Madison, ME

Amount: $1,600,000

Purpose: To design and install a PFAS treatment system at the Anson Madison Sanitary District wastewater treatment facility. This facility would serve the entire State of Maine and safely address PFAS contamination in the state.

 

THUD

 

Skowhegan Run of River Project

Recipient: Main Street Skowhegan               

Location: Skowhegan, ME

Amount: $2,000,000

Purpose: To support construction of shoreline seating outputs, paved walkways and access trails, a riverfront promenade, and other infrastructure improvements to support the Run of River project, which is projected to generate significant and sustained economic activity in the region.

 

Pittsfield – State Route 11 Rehabilitation

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Pittsfield, ME

Amount: $3,200,000

Purpose: To rehabilitate a section of State Route 11. This project would address deficiencies with safety, mobility, pavement structure, drainage, pedestrian access, ADA-compliance, and bicycle access. Main Street in Pittsfield is the primary North to South roadway in the town and carries over 3,000 vehicles daily.

 

Town of Madison Forest Products Hub Economic Revitalization

Recipient: Town of Madison

Location: Madison, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To construct an Anaerobic Digester that would convert organic feed stock into renewable biogas at the site of the former UPM paper mill. This project, which is located in an Opportunity Zone, is expected to help generate economic development in a rural area that is still contending with the 2016 loss of the mill – its largest employer.

 

 

Waldo

 

EW

 

Searsport Harbor

Recipient: Army Corps

Location: Searsport Harbor

Amount: $1,650,000 ($5.85 million total, $4.2 million was included in the President’s request)

Purpose: To complete maintenance dredging of Searsport Harbor and to maintain the navigation channel.

 

Interior

 

Belfast Sewer Line Replacements

Recipient: City of Belfast

Location: Belfast, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To replace segments of an aging sewer line in Belfast.

 

THUD

 

Searsport – US Route 1 Reconstruction

Recipient: Maine Department of Transportation

Location: Searsport, ME

Amount: $9,200,000

Purpose: To reconstruct a section of US Route 1 in the town of Searsport to address deficiencies with safety, mobility, pavement structure, drainage, pedestrian access, ADA compliance, bicycle access, and parking. US Route 1 through Searsport is one of the last remaining sections that are considered “unbuilt” in mid-coast Maine.

 

Belfast Street Improvements

Recipient: City of Belfast

Location: Belfast, ME

Amount: $972,000

Purpose: To fund street improvements in Belfast, ME.

 

 

Washington

 

Agriculture

 

Town of Machiasport Public Works

Recipient: Town of Machiasport

Location: Machiasport, ME

Amount: $1,125,000

Purpose: To replace a public works facility in Machiasport, to store and maintain critical town public works equipment. The new site will be located close to the Municipal Complex, which will improve collaboration with other town services.

 

Labor/HHS

 

Building the Next Generation of Maine’s Seafood Workforce

Recipient: Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center

Location: Calais, ME

Amount: $977,000

Purpose: To establish a comprehensive community college training program at Washington County Community College and Southern Maine Community College for Maine’s seafood workforce.  The curriculum will include seafood processing, logistics, transportation, marketing, and sales.

 

MilCon/VA

 

NSA Cutler Firehouse – Planning and Design

Recipient: Naval Support Activity Cutler

Location: Cutler, Maine

Amount: $2,500,000

Description: Proposed project will provide for the planning and design of a replacement fire house for Naval Support Activity Cutler. The current station is approximately 70 years old and is not sufficient to meet the needs of the installation, which is 20 minutes away.

 

THUD

 

Machias Airport Environmental Review and Property Acquisition (MVM)

Recipient: Town of Machias

Location: Machias, ME

Amount: $1,250,000  

Purpose: To acquire land for a longer runway at Machias Valley Airport, which would facilitate LifeFlight, the lifesaving medical/emergency air transport for the region. This development would allow Lifeflight to respond to emergency service in this rural region, and provide critical care and lifesaving services.

 

Town of Danforth Downtown Revitalization

Recipient: Town of Danforth

Location: Washington, ME

Amount: $120,000

Purpose: To support economic redevelopment and community revitalization in Danforth by funding construction of a public community space, the relocation of an existing playground, and property surveys to inform future plans on the site, which will also include a fishway.

 

 

York

 

EW

 

Josias River in Ogunquit

Recipient: Army Corps

Location: Ogunquit, ME

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: To study and plan for a maintenance dredge of Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. Perkins Cove supports commercial fishing, charter fleets, and recreational boating.

 

Interior

 

Berwick Water Utilities Upgrade

Recipient: Town of Berwick

Location: Berwick, ME

Amount: $2,800,000

Purpose: To upgrade a water treatment plan to remove a high concentration of manganese and reduce the disinfection by-products in the water.

 

Saco Water Resource Recovery Resiliency Project

Recipient: City of Saco

Location: Saco, ME

Amount: $3,930,000

Purpose: To complete the initial phase of the Water Resource Recovery Resiliency Project. The existing facility has experienced back-ups and flooding. Upgrades are needed to help improve the existing system and protect the Saco River.

 

Old Orchard Beach Wastewater Treatment Facility and Pump Stations Upgrades (York County)

Recipient: Town of Old Orchard Beach

Location: Old Orchard Beach, ME

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: To upgrade Old Orchard Beach’s wastewater treatment facility and four of the existing pump stations.

 

Homeland Security

 

York County Emergency Operations Center

Recipient: York County Emergency Management Agency

Location: Alfred, ME

Amount: $850,000

Purpose: To construct a Strategic Coordinating Center/Emergency Operations Center. The Center will improve disaster preparedness and response by providing a logistics planning and resource management area for emergency operations. The funding requires a 25-percent non-federal cost match.

 

Labor/HHS

 

York Hospital Recovery Center: Opioid Treatment, Prevention & Recovery Supports

Recipient: York Hospital

Location: York, ME

Amount: $155,000

Purpose: To expand substance use disorder prevention efforts, improve access to treatment, and strengthen recovery resources and supports in southern Maine.

 

THUD

 

Downtown Berwick Safety Improvements and Revitalization

Recipient: The Town of Berwick

Location: Berwick, ME

Amount: $3,142,000

Purpose: To increase vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle safety and access throughout the area, consistent with the recommendations of the 2019 Berwick Downtown Vehicle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Study.

 

Eastern Trail Engineering Design

Recipient: Eastern Trail Management District

Location: York County, ME

Amount: $700,000

Purpose: To undertake engineering design for a new 11-mile segment of the Eastern Trail that would connect to the southern terminus of an off-road trail in Kennebunk, through Wells and into North Berwick. The proposed project would support the development of an active transportation corridor and recreational trail that offers significant social, economic, and environmental benefits.

 

Perkins Cove Revitalization Project

Recipient: Town of Ogunquit

Location: Ogunquit, ME

Amount: $2,850,000

Purpose: To reconstruct the iconic Perkins Cove Pedestrian Footbridge and Harbormaster’s Quarters, which provide the only southerly access to the numerous small businesses located in and adjacent to the Cove.

 

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