Maine nonprofits receive $1.2 million for COVID-19 relief efforts

Nonprofit organizations serving Maine people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic have been awarded $1.2 million in grants from the Maine Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund and a fund for food security.

The 130 grant recipients include community and statewide organizations providing basic support such as food, shelter, child care, mental health and domestic violence services, the Maine Community Foundation said in a news release issued Tuesday. Recipients were determined based on needs around the state — there was no application process, the Ellsworth-based organization said.

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