STATEWIDE – Four rural Maine communities have received funding from the USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities Programs.
Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition in Rockland, Pine Tree State 4-H Club Foundation in Orono, Indian Township Passamaquoddy Reservation in Princeton, and Millinocket Memorial Library will receive $50,000 each, for a total of $200,000 for infrastructure upgrades.
The USDA funding will benefit people with essential services, including addiction recovery, agricultural education, and community space.
“They’ve been successful and we’ve been successful in working with them, to get them a $50,000 grant to help them get upgrades in that facility,” said Timothy Hobbs, state director of USDA Rural Development.
More than 100 types of projects are eligible for Community Facilities funding, according to a release from USDA.
According to Hobbs, the recipients are happy with this grant.