Grant Roundup: Senator Murkowski Announces Federal Grants to Alaska
Over $240 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:
- Anchorage: $4.3 million from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program Head Start Projects.
- Fairbanks: $130,356 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project entitled, “University of Alaska Fairbanks/Sikuliaq Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment – 2022.”
- Fairbanks: $509,124 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks from the NSF for a project entitled, “REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Arctic Renewable Energy Development, Economics, and Integration.”
- Fairbanks: $70,062 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a project entitled, "University of Alaska Fairbanks/Sikuliaq Oceanographic Instrumentation.”
- Fairbanks: $800,000 to the Tanana Chiefs Conference from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program which funds projects to clean up the nation’s legacy fleet of diesel engines.
- Glenallen: $1.59 million from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Cross Road Health Ministries Health Center Cluster Program.
- Juneau: $1.44 million from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Buses and Bus Facilities Program for electric bus charging infrastructure.
- Ketchikan: $4 million in funding through the bipartisan Infrastructure law for the Ketchikan industrial facility, which supports Coast Guard cutters and boats in Alaska. This funding includes installment of a 65-ton crane for Fast Response Cutter (FRC) engine maintenance and 45-foot Response Boat-Medium dry dock services.
- Kodiak: $130 million in funding through the bipartisan Infrastructure law for Base Kodiak’s fuel pier upgrades.
- Kodiak: $40 million in funding through the bipartisan Infrastructure law for the fourth phase of Base Kodiak’s housing project.
- Kodiak: $40 million in funding through the bipartisan Infrastructure law for Base Kodiak’s new child development center.
- Nome: $210,000 from the Economic Development Administration to Kawerak to establish the Bering Strait Economic Development Strategy.
- Seward: $13.5 million in funding through the bipartisan Infrastructure law for new Fast Response Cutter Crew housing construction in Seward, Alaska.
- Statewide: $2.82 million for abandoned mine land (AML) reclamation efforts through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
- Statewide: $371,413 from the HHS to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for the Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program.
- Wasilla/Matanuska-Susitna Borough: $70,000 from the Economic Development Administration to support the development and continued implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the City of Wasilla, which covers a service of more than 40,000 population within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Alaska. The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic development roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.
- Wasilla: $1.26 million from the HHS to the Mat Su Health Services Health Center Cluster Program.
- Yakutat: $1.05 million from the HHS to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Health Center Cluster Program