Grant Awarded to Maine Colleges 

$2.7-million has been awarded to eight Maine colleges.Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced the grant from the Department of Education.The nearly $3-million is being provided under the department’s Student Support Services Program.The program provides academic and other support services to educational institutions to assist low-income, first-generation, and students with disabilities to increase their retention and graduation rates.Senators Snowe and Collins say this critical funding will help more Maine students attend college and receive the education they require to pursue their dreams.