$50 Million In Grants Awarded
To Alaska Programs
July 16, 2004
Washington, DC - Federal agencies have awarded a series of funding
grants to Alaska groups statewide from Ketchikan to Bering Sea
communities, the Alaska Congressional Delegation announced today.
The grants totaling more than
$50 million have been awarded during the past week. Those receiving
Department of Justice:
- $356,211 to the Alaska Department
of Health and Social Services for the Enforcing Underage Drinking
Laws Program which works in cooperation with local jurisdictions
to enforce laws prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages,
or the consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors.
- $100,000 to the Alaska Department
of Health and Social Services for the Community Prevention Program.
- $338,900 for the Juvenile
Accountability Block Grants Program for the enforcement of the
Crime Control and Safe Streets Act by the Alaska Department of
Health and Social Services.
- $150,000 to the Alaska Native
Women's Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
- $66,204 to the Fairbanks North
Star Borough School District for the Safe & Drug Free Schools
Community Advisory Committee.
- $75,000 to the Alaska Council
of School Administrators for the Alaska Staff Development Network
which serves the Juneau Effective Prevention Project.
- $75,086 to the Sitka School
District for the Advancing Our Youth Coalition.
- $70,874 to the Valdez Regional
Health Authority, Inc.
Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration
has granted $2,160,000 to the City of Ketchikan to help construct
the extension of electrical and telecommunications lines to Gravina
Island to support expansion of the Ketchikan Airport Industrial
Park and to provide backup power and communications to the airport.
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:
- $2,753,280 to the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game for the Pacific Salmon Treaty Program to support
continued management activities required in meeting national
commitments under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
- $281,938 to the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game to implement the Chinook salmon abundance based
management system embodied in the Pacific Salmon Treaty.
- $275,000 for the Fisheries
Finance Program to provide access to long-term financing or refinancing
of the purchase cost of quota share in the halibut and sablefish
- $329,260 to the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game for the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act Program
complete the Pink and Chum Salmon Stock Evaluation Program, Coho
Salmon Research, Salmon Catch Sampling Project, and Troll Fishery
Management Methods Research.
- $943,358 to the Prince William
Sound Science and Technology Institute, Inc. for the investigation
of the role of Pacific herring as important winter-period forage
for Steller Sea Lions.
- $1,856,716 to the Alaska Department
of Fish and Game for the marine mammal data program to evaluate
the Steller Sea Lions.
- $859,709 to the Alaska Department
of Fish and Wildlife for the Pacific Fisheries Data Program to
research activities to provide information to fishery managers
managing Bering Sea crab stocks toward optimum yield.
The Department of Housing
and Urban Development has issued the following Indian Housing
- $384,928 to the Asa'carsarmiut
Tribe in Mountain Village
- $4,437,028 to Kodiak Island
- $198,190 to the Village of
Department of Health and
- $975,783 to the Sunshine
Community Health Center
- $3,574,245 to the University
of Alaska, Fairbanks for research infrastructure
- $38,639 to the University
of Alaska, Fairbanks for advanced education nursing training.
- $146,731 to the Native Village
of Tyonek for Head Start programs
- $816,169 to Chugiak Children's
Services, Inc. for their Head Start projects
- $888,250 to Council of Athabascan
Tribal Governments for Early Head Start programs.
Department of Agriculture:
- A Community Facility Grant of $629,000 to the
City of Wrangell to complete the museum and civic center.
- A Rural Business Enterprise
Grant of $75,000 to the Lake and Peninsula Business Development
- Rural Business Opportunity
Grant of $85,818 to Kawerak, Inc. to be used to develop a business
opportunity initiative, a component of the Kawerak Community
Planning and Development Project.
The Department of Energy
has awarded a grant of $342,000 to the Alaska Housing Finance
Department of Transportation:
- $8,000,000 to the Alaska Railroad
Corporation to realign track at Elemendorf Air Force Base and
Fort Richardson. The realignment of the track will enhance the
effective movement of rail traffic and increase train speeds
- $250,000 to Klawock to update
the airport master plan study.
- $1,600,000 to Bethel for improve
runway safety are and to rehabilitate the runway.
- $3,798,689 to the State of
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Works to preserve
and extend the useful life of 27 general aviation and commercial
- $1,605,200 to the State of
Alaska Department of Transportation for the purchase of snow
removal equipment in Southeast Alaska.
- $3,127,000 to the State of
Alaska Department of Transportation to acquire snow removal equipment
for the central region of Alaska for locations including Adak,
Akhiok, Akiak, Chevak, Cold Bay, Kwethluk, Levelock, McGrath,
Napakiak, Nondalton, Pilot Point, Port Graham, St. Paul, Scammon
Bay and Willow.
- $1,710,000 to State of Alaska
Department of Transportation to acquire snow removal equipment
for Barrow, Cordova, Kotzebue, Nome, Unalakleet and Wales.
- $250,000 to the State of Alaska
Department of Transportation to update the terminal area plan
and the airport Master Plan for the Sitka Rocky Guiterrez Airport
in Sitka, Alaska.
- $500,000 to fund Phase 2 of
the Angoon Seaplane Base Master Plan for the Angoon Airport.
- $3,105,000 to the village
of Kwinhagak to acquire snow removal equipment.
The National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the State of
Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs $2,803,000
for the research the use of remote sensing imagery and the Geographic
Information System to improve aviation safety in Alaska.
Source of News Release:
Office of U.S. Senator Ted
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