Maine allocated additional $52.7 million to expand COVID-19 testing

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 2:00pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The State of Maine has been awarded a total of $52,673,451 to purchase, administer, and expand capacity for COVID-19 testing, according to a news release. 

    This investment for Maine was included in the $480 billion bipartisan agreement signed into law last month, which included $25 billion for COVID-19 testing efforts, the release noted.

    Of that amount, $11 billion was set aside for states, localities, territories, and tribes to support testing needs.

    In April, it was announced Maine would receive $16,295,844 for COVID-19 testing, which was an initial allotment of state funding, the release noted.