Governor announces $5.6M for transportation, border businesses impacted by Canadian border closure

Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - More than $5.6 million is heading to transportation and border businesses that have been impacted by the Canadian border closure.

Governor Mills made that announcement Wednesday.

The grants will go to 94 Maine businesses.

The money comes from the federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds.

The awards average more than $60,000 with 37 businesses receiving the maximum award of $100,000.

In total, the Mills Administration has awarded more than $273million in economic and recovery grant programs to more than 5,200 businesses and non-profits during the pandemic.

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