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Van Buren Receives $2,177,000 For New Firehouse & Training Center


More Than $308 Million for Maine Secured by Senator Collins in FY23 Funding Bills

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, announced that she successfully secured more than $308,690,040 for 180 Maine projects located across the state in the text of the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations bills.  The omnibus funding package passed the Senate today by a vote of 68-29.   On December 23, 2022, The House passed the bill and forwarded the package onto President Biden's desk for signature.   

The Omnibus funding package, which included funding for a new Firehouse & Training Center for the Town of Van Buren was signed into law on December 23,2022.    

The requests submitted by Senator Collins will support projects by Maine’s state government, municipalities, and non-profits that will promote job creation and economic development, improve infrastructure, support education, expand community resources for Mainers, and protect our environment. 


“As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I have long championed investments that support Maine’s communities and families,” said Senator Collins.  “I heard from local leaders about how these projects will enhance the wellbeing of Mainers, increase access to higher education and workforce development programs, and improve the delivery of town services from Aroostook County to York County.  These projects will deliver substantial benefits to our state and the people of Maine.

Van Buren Fire Station and Training Center (Van Buren)   

Recipient: Town of Van Buren    

Bill: Agriculture  

Amount: $2,177,000      

Project Purpose: To replace an old firehouse in Van Buren with a new facility that serves the surrounding communities of Grand Isle, Madawaska, Caribou, Limestone, and Stockholm in addition to Van Buren.