Murkowski Welcomes $11.8 Million in IIJA Funding to Cleanup Brownfields
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement that over $11.8 million in funding from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is being awarded across seven projects in Alaska through the Brownfields Program.
“The bipartisan infrastructure law continues to deliver significant investments to our state, making Alaskan communities healthier, stronger, and more resilient,” said Senator Lisa Murkowski. “I was proud to take a leading role in crafting the infrastructure law, and I’m glad to see over $11.8 million in investments through the EPA Brownfields Program are heading to Alaska—adding to the over $3.9 billion in transformational investments to our state announced already. By cleaning up previously unusable lands, Alaskans will have access to cleaner and safer lands that their communities can finally use.”
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in November 2021, has already provided Alaska with over $3.9 billion in infrastructure investments, including brownfields cleanup.
This award from the EPA Brownfields Program includes:
- Ahtna, Inc., Assessment Grant: $2,000,000
- Aleut Corporation, Assessment Grant: $2,000,000
- Municipality of Anchorage: $1,000,000
- Cook Inlet Region, Inc.: $2,000,000
- City of Kake: $2,000,000
- Ounalashka Corporation: $2,000,000
- City of Whittier: $800,000
Murkowski helped write, negotiate, and shepherd this historic law through Congress with a small bipartisan group of Senators. It focuses on building and rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges, rail, ferries, ports, airports, water systems, and broadband; strengthening electric grid resiliency and minerals supply chains; and providing for wildfire mitigation.