Media report on UMaine-led FOR/Maine coalition being named finalist for Build Back Better Regional Challenge

The Associated Press, Maine Public, the Sun Journal, Mainebiz and News Center Maine reported on the FOR/Maine Coalition being named by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) as a finalist in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. The University of Maine was awarded the $500,000 grant to support the coalition to further develop and scale the forest bioeconomy in Maine and will advance to Phase 2 of the challenge competing for up to $100 million in American Rescue Plan funding. WABI (Channel 5),, the Caledonian Record, The Call and the Herald-Standard shared the AP report. The Portland Press Herald, and Yahoo! News shared the Sun Journal article. The Bangor Daily News shared a news release about the accolade.