Delegation Announces Grants to Alaska Programs
Washington, D.C. - The Alaska Congressional Delegation is pleased to announce the following grants awarded to communities in the State of Alaska:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- $197,783 to the University of Alaska Anchorage as a part of the USDA’s Rural Cooperative Development Grant program. The grant will be used for technical assistance, research, and informational materials to help rural residents form cooperative businesses or improve the operations of existing cooperatives.
- $220,000 to Ilisagvik College in Barrow to make infrastructure improvements so that Ilisagvik College can continue to provide job opportunities for local residents and spur economic development.
- $7,500 to the city of Kasaan to complete a Preliminary Engineering Report and Environmental Report to design a new water treatment plant and water tank.
- $100,000 to the Metlakatla Indian Corporation Housing Authority to install new windows, doors, insulation and, if funding permits, appliances, in the homes of ten elders.
- $500,000 to the Wrangell Medical Center. Funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- $200,000 to Yakutat to help support community facilities. Funding provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
U.S. Department of Commerce
- $ 3,000,000 to the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. This grant will fund dock construction to expand the cargo capacity of Port MacKenzie. The improvements will allow more efficient delivery of goods, increase trade jobs, and open trading opportunities for local industry.
- $ 71,024 from the National Telecommunications & Information Administration to replace existing analog equipment with digital audio consoles, amplifiers, microphones, CD players, and turntables for KCAW-FM in Sitka.
- $ 225,000 to Savoonga, Port Alsworth, Akhiok, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie to providehazard alert and warning siren systems with alternative communities of Port Lions and Old Harbor.
- $ 60,000 to support the development and implementation of the Fairbanks North Star Borough's comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). 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.
U.S. Department of Education
- $999,000 to the University of Alaska Anchorage for the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program.
- $485,000 to the Galena City School District to minimize the likelihood of early withdrawals among Alaska Native students and facilitate the success of the Galena Interior Learning Academy (GILA).
U.S. Department of Energy
- $50,000 to Aleutians East through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). These grants will help communities and states improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and create green jobs locally. Funding for EECBG is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- $2,688,900 to Anchorage through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $50,000 to Bethel through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $131,400 to Juneau through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $164,100 to Fairbanks through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $50,000 to Kenai through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $192,000 to the Kenai Peninsula through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $50,000 to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $50,000 to Kodiak Island through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $50,000 to Sitka through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).
- $42,800 to the Naqsragmiut Tribal Council of Anaktuvuk Pass for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project.
- $61,900 to the Asa’Carsarmiut Tribal Council of Mountain Pass for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project.
- $59,400 to the Organized Village of Kwethluk for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project.
- $36,000 to the Igiugig Village Council for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project.
- $41,700 to the Organized Village of Mekoryuk for an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- $990,000 to protect Alaskan groundwater by assessing and cleaning up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. Funding is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- $224,000 to the State of Alaska in Adoption Incentive Awards, for statewide use, to increase the number of children adopted from foster care.
- $20,452,939 to the State of Alaska from the Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) program. Funds from this grant will be used to provide additional help to those hospitals that serve a significantly disproportionate number of low-income patients. Funding for this program is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- $201,830 to the State of Alaska to help prevent healthcare-associated infections by hiring and training public health staff as well as increasing health care facilities’ and health departments’ use of CDC’s National Health Safety Network. Funding for this grant is provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
- $323,884 to the Environmental Health and Justice project through the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS). NIEHS reduces the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by defining how environmental exposures, genetic susceptibility, and age interact to affect an individual's health.
- $199,982 to Imaginarium, Inc. in Anchorage from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). NCRR provides laboratory scientists and clinical researchers with the environments and tools they need to understand, detect, treat, and prevent a wide range of diseases. With this support, scientists make biomedical discoveries, translate these findings to animal-based studies, and then apply them to patient-orientated research.
- $680,000 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to fund biomedical research and research training.
- $1,002,550 to the University of Alaska Anchorage from the Nurse Workforce Diversity program, which aims to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds through student scholarships or stipends, pre-entry preparation, and retention activities.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- $2,513,468 to Cordova for the restoration of the Humpback Creek Hydroelectric Project.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- $749,597 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus to fund activities for a project entitled “Intentional Change for Community Betterment."
- $734,597 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay Campus to assist small businesses and microenterprises, offer academic and vocational services for youth and adults, and address energy conservation issues.
U.S. Department of Justice
- $ 174,984 to the Kodiak Area Native Association to address the needs of victims of child abuse and child sexual abuse.
- $ 238,000 to the Inter-Island Ferry Authority in Craig for the preliminary engineering and environmental review work for the Wrangell Ferry Terminal Project.
- $ 476,000 to the North Slope Borough for a support vehicle for buses, spare parts, and passenger bus shelters.
- $80,829 to the Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove as a part of the Tribal Courts Assistance Program (TCAP). This grant will support the planning and implementation of a single-tribe court system.
- $310,538 to the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) as a part of the National Criminal History Improvement Program. This grant will allow the Alaska Court System to conduct projects involving the conversion of paper dispositions to an electronic format and will facilitate the electronic sharing of court dispositions. Funds will also be used for DPS staff to research and correct missing criminal charge dispositions and errors found on criminal history records, as well as conduct hands-on-training to improve the entering of records into the NCIC Protection Order File.
- $ 148,765 to the Cheesh’Na Tribal Council. Funding from this grant will enhance the operation of the Tribal Court system by staffing the tribal court clerk and tribal judge positions, providing judicial staff court training and travel, and purchasing computer hardware and software for the tribal court.
- $31,033 to the City of Palmer for training, firearms, and office equipment.
- $350,000 to the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. This goal of this grant is to prevent delinquency in high school aged Native American youth in Kodiak by providing culturally-based youth activities and advocacy and delinquency prevention outreach.
- $350,000 to the Native Village of Barrow. This grant will improve the juvenile justice system by adding a Juvenile Coordinator position and improving and upgrading the Tribal Services provided to the public.
- $249,886 to the Village of Kake. This grant will provide prevention services to impact risk factors in delinquency, including risk factor identification, anti-gang education, youth gun violence reduction programs, and truancy prevention programs.
- $447,488 to the Native Village of Barrow to decrease the number of violent crimes committed against Native women.
U.S. Department of Transportation
- $100,000 to the State of Alaska to improve motorcyclist safety training curricula and program delivery and to improve measures to increase recruitment or retention of training instructors. This grant will also provide public outreach programs to enhance driver awareness of motorcyclists statewide.
- $48,380 to support citizen safety monitoring of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System along the Copper River Watershed in Cordova, Alaska. The grant will be used to fund engineering or scientific technical pipeline assistance, foster open communication between the public and pipeline operators on pipeline safety and environmental issues, and perform other important tasks.
- $138,500,000 to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Juneau to implement and enforce specific programs to prevent or deter impaired driving.
- $ 939,743 to Anchorage to correct both the surface and sub-surface deficiencies on Taxiway M at the Ted Stevens International Airport.
- $ 1,995,000 to Kaktovik to design a new airport.
- $1,859,825 to acquire safety equipment and/or fencing in Adak, Cold Bay, Deadhorse, Dillingham, Gustavus, Homer, King Salmon, Kodiak, Nome, Petersburg , Sitka, Unalaska, Valdez, Wrangell, and Yakutat.
- $7,164,754 to Chugach Government Services, Inc, in Anchorage for the demolition of buildings and structures to facilitate environmental restoration at Naval Security Group Activity at Skaggs Island, Sonoma, California.
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