Pingree Secures $31.6 Million for 1st District FY 2023 Funding Package


Rep. Chellie Pingree (D) Has Obtained Federal Funds For 15 Non-Profits in District One, Including 5 in the Greater Portland Area.

Five of the 15 non-profits slated to received federal funding are located in the Greater Portland area according to a press release issued by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) late last week.  Those five organizations are:

Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center, ($597, 076); Northern Light Mercy Hospital English Language Acquisition Program ($1,000,000); Amistad, Freedom Place at 66 State, ($635,000); Maine Irish Heritage Center, ($3,000,000), and Preble Street Food Security Hub, ($1,000,000).The remaining ten non-profits are up the coast and not in the immediate Greater Portland area.

“After more than a decade, Congress finaly took back the power to directly fund the needs of our constituents last year.  The millions of dollars that came back to Maine in Fiscal Year 2022 are already making a difference in our communities and I’m thrilled that we were able to build on that success this year,” said Congresswoman, Pingree, a longtime member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.  “These projects will enrich our communities and create a better, more resilient Maine for generations to come.”

The above funding is part of the $31.6 million funding for Maine’s First District secured by Chellie Pingree (D-ME).