AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage is directing some of the state’s saved money toward services for people affected by domestic violence.

The Republican governor said on Monday that $100,000 from the state’s emergency contingency fund will go to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence.

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The group provides services and centers throughout the state for people who experience domestic violence.

LePage says in a statement that more Maine residents are using domestic violence shelters and emergency hotlines. He says the boost will provide resources and help those rebuild their lives.

MCEDV says in a statement that they haven’t received more state funding since 2001. The federal automatic budget cuts and fewer donations have contributed to a 10 to 20 percent revenue loss for its programs.