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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Sunday October 04, 2020 ( 9 items )  

AmeriCorps Launches $2 Million Hunger Pilot
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Corporation for National and Community Service issued the following news release on Oct. 1: AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteering and service, today announced the launch of a new food security initiative to create a comprehensive and collaborative approach to hunger. The four awards, totaling $2 million, will support 100 new AmeriCorps VISTA members in New Hampshire, Maine, Ohio, and Texas, which are launching new projects or expanding projects to combat the   more

Maine U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Grant for Passamaquoddy Tribe to Address Violence Against Women
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank has announced $770,467 in Department of Justice grants to the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township to battle domestic violence. "American Indian and Alaska Native communities experience rates of violent crime and domestic abuse that are among the highest in the nation," said Attorney General William P. Barr. "The awards announced today unde  more

Maine U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Grant to Fund Maine Organization That Supports Offenders Returning to Communities
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release on Oct. 1: U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank today announced that Brunswick-based Volunteers of America, Northern New England has received a federal grant of $749,586 to help assist offenders reenter their communities after confinement. The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Office   more

Maine U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank Announces Federal Grants to Fight Violence Against Women in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release on Oct. 1: U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank today announced the Department of Justice has awarded more than $5.5 million in federal funding for groups that are committed to ending violence against women in Maine. The funding that was announced by the Department's Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) will be distributed among almost a dozen groups around the state and is detail  more

NASS - New England Field Office: Maine Oat and Barley Production Down, USDA Reports
CONCORD, New Hampshire, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - New England Field Office issued the following news release: Maine oat production totaled 1.39 million bushels in 2020, down 4% from the 2019 total of 1.44 million bushels, according to Pam Hird, state statistician of the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), New England Field Office. Yield was estimated at 63.0 bushels per acre, down 13.0 bushels from the previous  more

Rural Development - Maine Office: Trump Administration Invests $2.19 Million to Assist 11 Maine Farms and Agribusinesses With Value-Added Activities
BANGOR, Maine, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Maine office issued the following news release: The Trump Administration has announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is investing $2,192,833 in 11 Maine agribusinesses and farms. USDA Rural Development State Director Timothy P. Hobbs said, "Supporting our Maine agricultural producers in their innovative business activities helps them to remain competitive and thriving a  more

U.S. Coast Guard Conducts Joint Arctic Operations, Scientific Research Off Greenland
KITTERY, Maine, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard issued the following news release: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) returned to homeport Tuesday, following a two-month deployment supporting joint Arctic operations off Greenland's western coast. Campbell's crew contributed to joint exercises, research and development efforts, and critical diplomatic engagements while covering more than 11,500 miles (10,000 nautical miles). "I am very proud of   more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.166 Million to Support Development of Offshore Wind Power Industry in Maine
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on Oct. 1: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.166 million grant to the Governor's Energy Office, Augusta, Maine, to develop a roadmap for establishing an offshore wind power industry. The EDA grant will be matched with $267,624 in state funds and $112,457 in local funds.  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $444,009 to Develop Strategic Plan for Maine SpacePort Complex in Augusta, Maine, Opportunity Zone
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release on Sept. 29: Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $444,009 grant to the Maine Space Grant Consortium, Augusta, Maine, to develop a strategic plan for the Maine SpacePort Complex. The project, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $148,489 in state funds and $111,442 in  more