Alaska 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:

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the following nine communities will receive funds through the Rural Alaska Village Grant Program. According to Sec. Vilsack, these funds will “help improve water service, provide 21st century waste disposal system and continue our efforts to retire the use of ‘honey buckets’ in rural Alaska.”

Communities receiving funds are:

• Chignik Bay - $2,684,325

• Hughes - $1,242,835

• Koliganek - $26,250

• Kwigillingok - $1,332,750

• North Pole - $450,000

• Pitka’s Point (two projects) - $9,106,519

• Stebbins - $512,798

• Togiak - $375,000

• Toksook bay (two projects) - $836,116

The City of Kotlik will receive $288,390 to design a new landfill and design a water and sewer extension that will enable more community residents to get indoor plumbing.

U.S. Department of Education:

• $835,470 to Chugach School District. Chugach School District serves as the fiscal agent of the Alaska Teacher and Principal Incentive project, created with Lake and Peninsula School District, Kuspuk School District and Chugach School District. The project combines merit, knowledge and performance components as part of a compensation system rewarding performance based on student achievement. The project will focus on teachers and principals, who increase student achievement in mathematics, build capacity for math instruction, principal leadership and increase the number of highly-qualified mathematics teachers in Alaska.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

• $94,757 to the State of Alaska - Maternal and Child Health Services.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security –Federal Emergency Management Agency:

• $1,127,186.25 to replace and relocate the permanent Eagle Village health Clinic. The funds will be used to construct a 1,500 square foot clinic.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

• $450,000 imminent threat grant to the Native Village of Kwinhagak. Imminent Threat grants are awarded to alleviate or remove imminent threats to health or safety that require an immediate solution.

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