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Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Sunday October 18, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Maine U.S. Attorney Frank Announces $750,000 to Support Mental Health Programs for Those in Contact With Justice Systems
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release on Oct. 16: U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank today announced that the Department of Justice is providing Penobscot County with $750,000 in grants to support adult and juvenile justice initiatives designed to reduce crime and recidivism associated with mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Provided through the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the fundi  more

Maine U.S. Attorney Frank Announces More Than $1 Million in Justice Department Grants to Combat Addiction Crisis
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 17 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank today announced awards of more than $1 million in Department of Justice grants to fight drug abuse and addiction in Maine. The grants were awarded by the Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and are part of more than $341 million going to communities nationwide. Cumberland County will receive $899,824 in funding, and the Maine Departme  more

Maine U.S. Attorney: Maine to Receive More Than $600,000 in Federal Funding for Forensic Science
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 14 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release on Oct. 13: U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank today announced $639,654 in Department of Justice grants to the District of Maine to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research and help law enforcement identify missing persons. The grants, awarded by the Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP), are part of $192 million in fundin  more

NOAA Supports American Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet Led by Fishermen
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Oct. 14 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story: The Lobster and Jonah Crab Research Fleet, organized by the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF), was established in 2013. It has collected biological data from nearly 160,000 American lobsters and about 90,000 Jonah crabs from the Gulf of Maine and south to the Mid-Atlantic. Sensors on their gear record bottom-water temperatures. In September, the Northeast Fi  more

NOAA: New Study of Recreational Anglers Identifies Most Trusted Information Sources
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Oct. 16 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story: A new survey of saltwater recreational anglers looked at their sources of information when it comes to fishery management and data collection. It found that their most used and trusted sources were friends, family, bait and tackle shops, and state and federal agency information such as websites and regulation guides. NOAA Fisheries conducted the mail survey of 10,000 rando  more