Alaska Congressional Delegation Applauds $25 Million BUILD Grant for Port of Alaska
Today, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $25 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant to the Port of Alaska, located in Anchorage.
“The Port of Alaska – which provides the vast majority of the food, construction materials, fuel, and other vital goods that Alaskans rely on – is in danger from crumbling infrastructure,” said the Alaska delegation. “Alaskans have been sounding the alarm about the critical state of Alaska’s primary import terminal for years and, thankfully, the Trump administration and Secretary Chao have listened and are taking action to help us. This new BUILD Grant will help offset the cost of the first phase of the port’s desperately-needed modernization program. We thank Secretary Chao for the administration’s prudent investment today to help ensure that safe, cost-effective, reliable and resilient operations at the port continue for years to come.”
- In July 2019, on behalf of the Municipality of Anchorage and the Port of Alaska, the Congressional Delegation wrote Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of their application for BUILD Grant funding, to assist with the first phase of the “Port of Alaska Modernization Program.”