LATEST SENATOR KING
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today urged the leaders of a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to increase funding to the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), a joint state-federal economic development effort that has helped some of the most economically distressed counties in Maine.
In his letter to the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water, Senator King asked that the Subcommittee provide $15 million in funding and recommended it direct that competitive grant programs within NBRC specifically support projects seeking to address the decline in forest-based economies in rural Maine. He also noted that for NBRC has been able to leverage, on average, $5.96 in matching funds for each federal grant dollar awarded.
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