Candidates describe Bangor’s pandemic aid funding course of as ‘a cage combat’

As Bangor metropolis councilors work by way of the 60 requests for pandemic aid funding, some candidates are pissed off with the town’s decision-making course of and timeline.

Bangor has been working to dole out the greater than $20 million in federal pandemic aid funding after Congress handed the American Rescue Plan Act. Native organizations have been first in a position to apply for a bit of the funding in April, practically two years after the town started receiving the one-time pot in Could 2021.

These purposes for funding then went by way of a evaluation and scoring course of by a volunteer panel overseen by the Coronary heart of Maine United Method.