U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that four Maine Native communities will receive a total of $440,011 in funding from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to respond to substance abuse and jumpstart community health projects. These four grants will primarily address the impact of the opioid epidemic on Maine’s Native communities.

Penobscot Indian Nation will receive $93,887 to fund “Penobscot Nation Health Department Tribal Opioid Response Grant-Aftercare Services.”

“No community is immune from this heartbreaking epidemic that has taken its toll on too many of our peers, friends and neighbors” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “This funding will give Maine’s tribes additional resources to combat the opioid crisis and protect the health of their community members.”

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