Grant Roundup: Senator Murkowski Announces Federal Grants to Alaska
Over $230 million in federal funds to benefit and strengthen Alaskan communities and economy
U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the senior Senator for Alaska, announced the following grants to organizations, Tribal entities, and communities in Alaska:
- Alaska-Statewide: $30.6 million from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding, made available under the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program (SPRS), will help defray costs incurred by seafood processing facilities and vessels preparing for and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Alaska-Statewide: $200,000 to the Alaska Forum in Brownfields grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to train and place students in environmental jobs.
- Alaska-Statewide: $1.0 million to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments Program.
- Fairbanks: $892,810 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project entitled “Changes in Underground Food Storage Traditions: Exploring Food Life-History and Food Security in Beringian Communities.”
- Bethel: $3.5 million from the HHS to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Health Center Cluster Program.
- Fairbanks: $58,421 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the NSF for a project entitled "Collaborative Research: CAS-Climate: The Hydrologic Connection between Permafrost-Plateaus and Thaw-Bogs: Impact on Methane Emissions.”
- Fairbanks: $690,185 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the NSF for a project entitled “Collaborative Research: The Lost Pastures of Alaska's Last Megafauna.”
- Juneau: $5.6 million from the EPA to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for the Heating Conversion and Wood Stove Change Out Program.
- Tok: $187 million from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the design and construction of a new Alcan Land Port of Entry (ALCAN) Border Station.
- Yukon Flats: $1.2 million from the HHS to the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments Health Center Cluster Program.