July 28, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a total of $10,251,895 in state and local preparedness grants to the State of Maine. This funding was awarded through the fiscal year (FY) 2020 State and Local Preparedness Grant Program to help address the nation’s immediate security needs and ensure public safety in communities across the country.
“The men and women who serve as Maine’s law enforcement and first responders are committed to helping families and communities throughout the state,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “We welcome this important investment in Maine’s communities amid the coronavirus pandemic, which will help to ensure that our brave first responders are able to access the resources they need to respond to emergencies and protect our great state.”
This funding will be allocated as follows:
o The Beth Israel Congregation will receive $3,500.
o The Christian Life Church will receive $13,250.
o The Temple Beth EI will receive $48,000.
o The Temple Shalom Synagogue will receive $87,978.
The State and Local Preparedness Grant Program aims to provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.