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Community Connections awarded almost $3 million in direct loans for new building


February 14, 2012
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Congressional Delegation recently announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development has awarded $2,900,00 in direct loans to Ketchikan-based Community Connections to purchase a new building in order to consolidate and continue to provide services.

jpg Community Connections awarded almost $3 million in direct loans for new building

Level 1 Floor Plan ----- Level 2 Floor Plan ----- Site Plan
Graphic courtesy Community Connections

According to information provided on their website, the organization’s growth has forced the agency to find a building that will accommodate all of their programs and support their ability to continue to provide the highest quality services. Community Connections plans to open the new office in Ketchikan in 2012. The new building will be able to house programs under the same roof supporting the collaboration that needs to occur between programs who share customers, and leads to more efficiency and effective communication. Therapy spaces in the new building will be adequate to meet the needs of customers and customers will have more choices regarding where services occur and there will be space to support services in the new building.

Community Connections, the 4th largest private employer in Ketchikan, has provided services for 25 years in Ketchikan and Prince of Wales including an early learning program, children's mental health services, developmental disabilities services and older Alaskans and adult resource services.

The Alaska Congressional Delegation also announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $67,449,435 statewide in Indian Housing Block Grants to tribes for a range of affordable housing activities.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants awarded to areas in Southeast Alaska include:

  • $975,510 to Ketchikan Indian Community, Ketchikan
  • $1,369,095 to the Baranof Island Housing Authority, Sitka
  • $170,793 to the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, Hydaburg
  • $179,697 to Chilkoot Indian Village, Haines
    $262,745 to Hoonah Indian Association, Hoonah


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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Community Connections

Source of News: 

Alaska Congressional Delegation
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich
Congressman Don Young


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