Sunday Feb 05, 2023

More Than $300 Million for Maine Secured… | U.S – Senator Susan Collins


Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that she successfully secured more than $ $302,285,000 for 176 Maine projects located across the state in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bills.  The bills, which were officially released by the full Senate Appropriations Committee today, must still be voted upon by the full Senate and House.


The 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 support 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.  During the ongoing Appropriations process, I will continue to strongly advocate for these projects, which would deliver substantial benefits to our state and the people of Maine.”




The 176 projects requested by Senator Collins are listed by county below:




Auburn Police Activities League (PAL) Community Center (Auburn) 

Recipient: Auburn PAL   

Bill: THUD  

Amount: $3,000,000   

Project Purpose: To build a new Auburn PAL Community Center for supervised after-school and summer activities. The facility will also support an early childhood education and childcare program, activities for young people and teens, and a kitchen and food pantry. 


YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston All Weather Community Pavilion (Auburn) 

Recipient: YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston   

Bill: THUD 

Amount: $925,000   

Project Purpose: To construct an all-weather pavilion and multi-use facility at the YMCA’s 95-acre outdoor learning center.   


B–Street Clinic Community Clinical Services Expansion (Lewiston)   

Recipient: Community Clinical Services, Inc.  

Bill: LHHS-Ed  

Amount: $2,000,000  

Purpose: To support facilities improvement and equipment needs to expand capacity for medical, mental health, and dental care services.  


City of Lewiston Canal and Riverwalk Trail (Lewiston) 

Recipient: City of Lewiston   

Bill: THUD  

Amount: $979,000   

Project Purpose: To expand Lewiston’s riverfront trail that links the new Auburn Village Center and Lewiston’s Little Canada neighborhood in accordance with the city’s 2012 Riverfront Island Master Plan.   


Dempsey Center Mobile Units (Lewiston) 

Recipient: Dempsey Centers for Quality Cancer Care   

Bill: LHHS-Ed  

Amount: $725,000  

Purpose: To support the purchase of two mobile units to provide physical and emotional …….


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