WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maine has received a total of $4,339,566 in the second installment of funding to support affordable housing, reduce homelessness, and bolster COVID-19 prevention and response efforts throughout the state, according to a news release.
The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the supplemental appropriations bill as part of the CARES Act.
The funding was awarded to the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The CDBG program provides grants to states and local units of government to support housing and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
These grants can also be used in coordination with local health authorities to respond to COVID-19, the release noted.