AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage has given state contingency funds to several nonprofit organizations.

The Republican governor said Thursday he allocated roughly $230,000 in emergency funds left over from the previous fiscal year to 14 nonprofits and community programs.

Among the groups that received the funds is the House in the Woods, an organization located in Lee that offers free outdoor retreat programs to veterans and their families. The group is getting $20,000.

Other groups benefiting from the funds include the My Place Teen Center in Westbrook, the Highlands Senior Center in Dover-Foxcroft and the Challenger Learning Center in Bangor.

The Legislature sets aside a certain amount of funds every fiscal year that the governor is free to hand out at his discretion.

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