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March 23, 2024

Passed by Congress, King Welcomes Bipartisan Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Bill that Includes $454 Million in Congressional Funding for Projects Across Maine

Funding advocated for by the delegation will be used by community organizations, nonprofits, and local governments to strengthen the future of Maine

Download an Excel spreadsheet of the 185 projects HERE or view a map of the investments HERE

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME) today celebrated final Congressional approval of 185 Maine projects that will be receiving $454,101,043 from his Congressionally-Directed Spending (CDS) requests included in the bipartisan Fiscal Year 2024 Omnibus Appropriations Package. The funding secured by the entire Maine delegation will be used by a broad range of state, local, and nonprofit organizations to strengthen Maine communities.

“From wastewater infrastructure upgrades to strengthening coastal resiliency, improving access to affordable housing, and funding for mental health and behavioral services, Maine’s Congressionally-Directed Spending supports important projects across the state that will improve the quality of life for Maine people and invest in the future of our communities,” said Senator King. 

Senator King continued, “Maine people have always looked out for each other, and the nonprofits and local governments receiving these funds are no different – they have proven track records of success and will use this support to expand and improve their efforts for Maine people to benefit from. I deeply appreciate all of the Maine organizations that submitted projects for consideration and look forward to seeing all the incredible work supporting people across our state for years to come.”

Examples of federal investments coming directly to Maine requested specifically by Senator King:

  • $831,000 for the Mano en Mano/Hand in Hand organization to expand its childcare for farmworkers in Downeast Maine.
  • $1,673,000 for the City of Bath to upgrade its wastewater and sewer system infrastructure.
  • $750,000 for Kennebec Behavioral Health to support behavioral services.
  • $339,000 for Boothbay VETS to provide emergency shelters for veterans.
  • $2,500,000 for the State of Maine to support energy and community resiliency for disadvantaged communities throughout Maine.
  • $510,000 for Northern Lighthouse to expand services for homeless youth in Aroostook County.

The 185 FY24 Maine investments secured by Senator King can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet HERE.

CDS funding is included in annual federal appropriations bipartisan legislation and provides a specific amount of discretionary funding to a state, locality, or nonprofit organization for projects with demonstrated civic and community value. Last year, Senator King worked with his colleagues to secure over $250 million in Congressionally-Directed Spending for 140 Maine projects.

Senator King will begin accepting preliminary requests for FY25 Maine-based Congressionally-Directed Spending projects, pending updated FY25 guidance, in the upcoming weeks. Details on the FY25 CDS opportunity will be available on Senator King’s website.


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