Maine Sea Grant Program Awarded $800,000, Media Report

WABI (Channel 5) and Mainebiz reported the Maine Sea Grant Program at the University of Maine will receive $798,312 in grant funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to support its research, education and outreach efforts done on behalf of Maine’s coastal communities. U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King announced the award in a press release. “Maine’s coastal communities are a vital part of our economy,” the senators said in a joint statement. “We are pleased NOAA has invested these funds in Maine Sea Grant, which will enable them to continue their important work as a resource and advocate for communities up and down the Maine coast.” Designated as a Sea Grant College, UMaine is one of 33 NOAA Sea Grant Programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. The award is part of Sea Grant’s regular funding in a four-year cycle that extends to 2018, according to the release. The full release is online.