Delegation Announces Grants and Contracts to Alaska Programs
Washington, D.C. - The Alaska Congressional Delegation is pleased to announce the following grants and contracts awarded to communities in the State of Alaska:
U.S. Department of the Army:
· $7,175,837 to Goldbelt Cedar, LLC of Juneau. Goldbelt has been awarded a contract to construct a tactical wheeled vehicle repair facility at Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas.
· $41,292,586 to B.I.N.L., Incorporated for construction of privately owned vehicle storage services at Fort Wainwright and Fort Richardson. Estimated completion is June 2014.
U.S. Department of Commerce – National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):
· $217,658 to the Alaska Beluga Whale Committee (ABWC) of Barrow. Funds will cover costs of ABWC support and co-management of Beluga Whale research and subsistence use.
· $143,000 to the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island. This grant provides support to fulfill and implement cooperative responsibilities under the Co-Management Agreement between the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island and the National Marine Fisheries Service. Agreement objectives include functions of the marine mammal data program, basic education, collection of samples from subsistence harvests and continued monitoring and management.
· $587,190 to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. This grant is designated to the FY10 operating budget of the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR) in Homer. The grant supports operations and maintenance of the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, the Bay Avenue lab, and partially supports the Kachemak Drive facility.
· $2,606,000 to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. This grant provides for the Alaska Coastal Management Program. Funds provide ongoing support of the Alaska CZMP’s permit, enforcement, planning, education, and consistency review, programs/activities.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:
· $118,690 to the Native Village of Tyonek. Awarded through the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program in accordance with the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) of 1996 these funds can be used for a variety of eligible affordable housing activities.
· $2,867,778 to the State of Alaska through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Grants are provided to States and local units of government to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.
· $122,640 to the State of Alaska through the Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) Program. Grants are provided to State, local and private entities to improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
· $3,003,199 to the State of Alaska through the HOME program. Grants are provided to help expand the supply of decent, affordable housing to low-and very low-income families by providing grants to States and local governments to fund housing programs that meet local needs and priorities.
U.S. Department of Transportation:
· $409,140 has been award to the State of Alaska from the Federal Highway Administration. These are emergency repair funds to repair Federal-aid highways in Nome and Unalakleet following a storm surge, induced by high winds, which occurred in September 2005.
U.S. Department of Treasury – Native American CDFI Assistance Program:
· $149,581 to the Alaska Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Inc. This award is a Technical Assistance grant under the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund’s 2009 Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program. The NACA Program is designed to encourage the creation and strengthening of community development financial institutions.
· $149,950 to the Aleutian Housing Authority. This award is a Technical Assistance grant under the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund’s 2009 Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program. The NACA Program is designed to encourage the creation and strengthening of community development financial institutions.
· $99,130 to Chugach regional Resources Commission. This award is a Technical Assistance grant under the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund’s 2009 Native American CDFI Assistance (NACA) Program. The NACA Program is designed to encourage the creation and strengthening of community development financial institutions.
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