BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say they will resume funding the Native American tribal effort to improve public health.
The Bangor Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2xFPqqd ) the decision by Republican Gov. Paul LePage's administration comes three months after funding was cut off.
In a letter sent to the Houlton Band of Maliseets chief on Sept. 20, the state Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will reinstate funding for a tribal liaison Oct. 1. The CDC says it will fund the position until Sept. 30, 2018.
A tribal liaison is a tribal government employee who works with communities on chronic disease prevention while representing tribes on the state level.
A spokeswoman for the CDC did not respond to questions on how the state found money to reinstate funding.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com