The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,458,802 for health initiatives across Maine.
Making a joint statement, Senators Snowe and Collins said, “The Department of Health and Human Services funding will encourage important research and training programs. We are pleased to see continued federal support for Maine’s ongoing effort to facilitate advanced medical research throughout our state.”
The funding is distributed throughout the state, but impacts Lincoln County as follows:
Coastal Enterprises, Inc. in Wiscasset will receive $475,000. These funds will be used to enhance job opportunities for low-income individuals.
University of Southern Maine will receive $1,103,086. This Child Welfare Technical Assistance grant will be used for the adoption opportunities program.
State of Maine is to receive $217,176 as part of the Child Care Research Partnerships program, this funding will be used for the Maine Child Care Research Capacity Project: A Study of Program Quality and Children’s Progress.
The Maine Office of Elder Services will receive $714,391, awarded by the Administration on Aging, this grant will support a caregiver project.
The Office of Elder Services will receive a $236,236 grant to be used to support Maine’s Alzheimer’s Diversion Initiative.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities, and administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined.