Thursday - February 25, 2021
Federal Tipoffs Involving Maine Newsletter for Sunday October 25, 2020 ( 5 items )  

Boston Fed President, Maine Governor Announce Collaborative Effort to Strengthen Rural Towns, Small Cities With $2.7 Million in Grants
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 22 -- The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston issued the following news release on Oct. 21: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren and Maine Gov. Janet Mills today announced the Boston Fed and the State of Maine will collaborate to launch the Working Communities Challenge in Maine. The initiative aims to strengthen Maine's rural towns and smaller cities and is backed in part by $2.7 million in donations. The challenge supports local teams who work togeth  more

Maine U.S. Attorney Appoints Election Officers to Respond to Election Fraud or Voting Rights Complaints in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine, Oct. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, Halsey B. Frank, issued the following news release on Oct. 19: U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank announced today that Assistant U.S. Attorneys (AUSAs) John Osborn and Andrew McCormack will lead the efforts of his office in connection with the Justice Department's nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3 general election. AUSAs Osborn and McCormack have been appointed as the District Election Officers for the Di  more

NOAA: Long-Running Plankton Survey to Resume in the Gulf of Maine
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Oct. 23 -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued the following feature story: A new agreement between NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center, the Marine Biological Association in Plymouth, England and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will allow a plankton survey to resume. The survey was originally conducted across the Gulf of Maine from 1961 to 2017. NOAA Fisheries is providing funding for the survey through the NOAA Cooperative Institu  more

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Maine Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus
ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct. 19 -- The Small Business Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Maine small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was rec  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.5 Million to Seven States and Pawnee Nation for Highway Innovations
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration issued the following news release on Oct. 22: The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the latest recipients of federal funds to help enhance safety and rebuild infrastructure with cutting-edge innovations that can potentially be replicated nationwide. In this round of awards, Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, and   more