Delegation Announces Federal Grant Symposium to be held in Anchorage April 14

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Alaska’s Congressional delegation will host a grants symposium in Anchorage on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dena’ina Center. This symposium will offer Alaskans the opportunity to meet with representatives from federal agencies to discuss potential grant opportunities along with specific eligibility and application requirements.
As federal grants are distributed through a competitive process from each agency – all with individual guidelines for eligibility and application – finding out specific information can be challenging. This event will streamline access to grant information for Alaskans and provide an invaluable opportunity to speak directly with agency officials. Alaska’s Congressional Delegation is pleased to facilitate this event to help Alaskans obtain grants that address the unique needs of Alaskan communities.
Representatives from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury and Veterans Affairs have been invited to participate in this informational event. Additionally, representatives from the Small Business Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for Humanities and the Denali Commission have also been invited to participate.
Further information is available from the delegation’s individual grant coordinators. Peter Comstock of Sen. Murkowski’s office can be reached at (202) 224-6665, Schawna Thoma of Sen. Begich’s office can be reached at (907) 271-5915 and Chad Padgett of Congressman Young’s office can be reached at (907) 271-5978.
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