AUGUSTA — Maine is getting more than $250,000 from the federal government to help workers who were laid off at the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud announced the release of the $256,000 in National Emergency Grant funding on Monday, which he said will go toward assisting roughly 100 workers affected by unemployment find new jobs.

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The mill in Lincoln announced in December that it was furloughing about 200 employees, citing in part costs associated with a boiler explosion.