Press Release | Collins, King announce nearly $800,000 for Maine Sea Grant Program

30 March 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that 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.

“Maine’s coastal communities are a vital part of our economy,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “We are pleased NOAA has invested these funds in Maine Sea Grant, which will enable to them continue their important work as a resource and advocate for communities up and down the Maine coast.”

Designated as a Sea Grant College, the University of Maine is one of 33 NOAA Sea Grant Programs throughout the coastal and Great Lakes states. This award is part of Sea Grant’s regular funding in a four year cycle that extends to 2018.


We thank our Senators for their support of Marine Science for Maine People. To learn more about our work, search our website for your topic of interest, view our new strategic plan, or read our most recent annual report. For more information about the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, contact Catherine Schmitt.