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:

On March 30, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture announced the following loan guarantees for Alaska to provide economic opportunities and promote job creation. The funding is made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act):

• The Auction Block Company; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.: $1,265,000 loan

• Alaska Wildland Adventures; Alaska Growth Capital: $4,070,000 loan

National Endowment for the Arts:

• $10,000 to the Alaska Symphony Orchestra to support young people's concerts.

• $15,000 to the Sitka Summer Music Festival to support concert tours of chamber music in cities and rural towns of Alaska.

• $15,000 to VSA Arts of Alaska to support the presentation of artists whose work will diversify audiences and build communities.

• $25,000 to the Alaska Junior Theatre to support presentations of performing artworks for children and families.

• $25,000 to the Alaska Design Forum to support a lecture series, symposium and temporary art installations

• $55,000 to Alaska Arts Southeast to support the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

• $771,400 to the Alaska State Council on the Arts to support partnership agreement activities.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

• $50,000 to the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services for the chronic disease self-management program.

• $1,089,363 to the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services for HIV care from the Ryan White formula grants program.

• $7,425,000 to the University of Alaska Fairbanks for translational biomedical research in Alaska.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the following Indian Housing Block Grant awards:

• $54,019 to the Native Village of Eklutna

• $54,019 to the Native Village of Karluk

• $222,791 to the Chilkoot Indian Association

• $1,516,531 to Metlakatla Housing Authority

• $3,002,984 to the North Pacific Rim Housing Authority

• $5,962,606 to the Bristol Bay Housing Authority

• $4,869,489 to the Northwest Inupiat Housing Authority

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development also announced a $131,116 Housing Choice Voucher-Family Self Sufficiency award to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.

U.S. Department of Transportation:

• $700,000 to the State of Alaska. Funds will be used to conduct a runway end survey to evaluate existing obstructions in support of implementation of a localizer performance approach with vertical guidance (LPV) at the Grayling, Northway, and Savoonga airports.

• $800,000 to the State of Alaska. Funds will be used to rehabilitate the aircraft apron for the Huslia Airport.

• $991,491 for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to acquire snow removal equipment.

• $2,400,000 to rehabilitate the runway, apron, and access road for the Lake Louise Airport.

• $3,000,000 to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Funds will be used to continue the Residential Sound Insulation Program at the airport.

• $5,500,000 to complete the runway extension at the Kongiganak Airport.

• $8,859,361 to rehabilitate the existing apron and connecting taxiway surfaces for the Dillingham.

• $9,889,337 to complete the construction of a new replacement runway including the runway safety area (RSA) for the Kipnuk Airport.

• $12,000,000 for construction of a new airport including construction of a snow removal equipment building (SREB), for the community of Akiachak.

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